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VOL. X„ NO. 4. 

APRIL 4, 1908. 


matter December 22, 1905, at the pott office at New York, VI. Y., under the act of Congrett of Mar oh 3, 18TB, 



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VOL. X., N(X 4. 

APRIL 4, 1908. 



A Committee Selected to Interveiw Acts and Urge 

a Reduction of Salary for Over the Smaller Time. 

United Routing for Next Season. 

During the week at the United Book- 
ing Offices, the/ representatives of the 
smaller circuits booking through the 
agency appointed a committee of five 
to interview artists, submitting the propo- 
sition of reducing their salary while play- 
ing in the houses located outside the large 


The committee is composed of Clark 
Brown (Bennett Circuit), Ed Benton 
(Poli Circuit), W. F. Tucker (New Eng- 
land houses), Jules Delmar (B. F. Keith), 
and Harry Seam on (Hurtig & Seamon). 

The members of the "salary" committee 
are expected to advance substantial argu- 
ments why consideration should be shown 
by artists for the smaller houses from the 
salary viewpoint, and attempt to impress 
upon the vaudevillians the necessity of 

shading the price for the different grade 
of theatres. 

Last season with many blanket con- 
tracts outstanding, and the Klaw & Er- 
langer opposition to buck, the same week- 
ly salary by a great number of acts was 
received continuously, regardless of where 
they appeared. 

On Wednesday, the United managers 
did their first routings for *08'09. Three 
"dumb" acts, said to be foreign ones, 
were listed for travel commencing with the 
opening of the season. 


Vaudeville just missed James K. Hack- 
ett. The actor-manager had placed his ap- 
proval upon a plan to introduce him into 
vaudeville, carrying with it a sketch, and 
• very large weekly compensation, one 
spoken of in an undertone. 

Mr. Hackett would have opened in 
vaudeville last Monday, if the managers 
had not been tardy. By their dilatoriness, 
Mr. Hackett has been lost to the varieties — 
for this season anyway. He has arranged 
to appear in a repertoire of his plays at a 
Washington theatre commencing May 4, 
for a brief run, and the engagement ter- 
minated all vaudeville thoughts. 


Washington, April 2. 
Suit has been brought against P. B. 
Chase, the vaudeville manager of Wash- 
ington, by Mary Stewart, a colored wo- 
man, who is employed in the family of 
a government official. She demands $3,000 
damages, alleging that on account of her 
color she was refused admittance to the 
theatre when she presented tickets at the 
door for herself and her employer's two 


The constitution of the Vaudeville Com- 
edy Gub has been amended to permit the 
election of any male theatrical player. 

The constitution as it formerly read 
made only comedy acts eligible. Admit- 
tance to membership in the society is 
had through the posting of the name of 
an applicant who has been duly vouched 
for, for three consecutive meetings, when 
a vote is taken. Five black balls cast 
cause rejection. Once rejected an ap- 
plicant for membership is barred from 
the club forever. 


The first American act to be placed 
under contract for "The Morris Circuit" 
for next season is Collins and Hart, who 
received contracts this week. 

At the Morris office no information 
would be given as to the length of time 
the contract called for. An agent who 
should know said this week the Morris 
Circuit had placed at least ten American 
acts under contract for next season, but 
this Mr. Morris denied, admitting several 
were pending. 


Beginning with April 20 the Fourteenth 
Street Theatre will be turned over to vaude- 
ville for an indefinite period. A company 
headed by the Fays (John T. and Eva), 
will go in on that date for a four weeks' 
engagement at least. 

The bill will be changed weekly, the Fays 
only remaining as the permanent feature. 

The show will be made up of six acts 
besides the Fays, at a total cost of about 
$1,200, it is announced. This is an experi- 
mental looking. If the Fourteenth Street 
clientele takes kindly to the innovation, 
vaudeville may be made a permanency. 

The sole opposition in the downtown dis 
trict is Pastor's on the other side of the 

Having accepted an engagement to open 
in a new piece at the Bijou, Harry E. Dixey 
has thrown over his vaudeville plans for 
the present. 


Pat Casey stated this week his new 
booking office, styled "The Casey Agency," 
would soon be a corporation. It will be 
capitalized at a large amount. 

A flood of business and bookings was 
Mr. Casey summing up for the first week 
of his new enterprise. 

A record was made in flie booking line 
by Mr. Casey last Monday. In two hours 
and ten minutes, ?\Ir. Casey booked an act 
through the United and Orpheum ofice* 
for four years, the net alternating the cir- 
cuits, commencing with *08-'00 on the 
United. It will play in Europe until then. 

I>ester Rosenthal, Casey's private secre- 
tary, will have the business management 
of the Casey's apency offices. 

During April sometime, the agency will 
remove to the St. James Building. 


Newark, N. J., April 2. 

The presence of William Morris and 
his attorney, George M. Leventritt, in 
this city a day or two ago, gave rise to 
the report that the "William Morris, 
Inc./' vaudeville circuit would be repre- 
sented by a theatre in Newark. 

Pressed for a statement, Mr. Morris 

admitted that a deal had been closed 
whereby he has secured a site for a new 
house here. He would not, however, dis- 
close the location. 

The enterprise is amply financed with 
local capital and at last opposition to 
the Proctor house is to become a reality. 


Martin Beck, general manager of the Or- 
pheum Circuit, and Morris Meyerfeld, Jr., 
its president, are together in consultation at 
Chicago. Mr. Beck left New York for the 
Western city, where he arrived yesterday 
(Fridsy). Mr. Meyerfeld met him, having 
come on from San Francisco. 

They will return to New York, arriv- 
ing here Monday or Tuesday, Before re- 
turning Mr. Meyerfeld may complete ar- 
rangements to take a long foreign trip, 
visiting Japan. 

The conference of the two Orpheum 
heads is reported to be on the circuit's 
matters, and pertains to the conduct of the 
Orpheum houses while Mr. Beck is away 
in Europe during the summer. He will 
leave in May. 

It was announced at the Orpheum offices 
this week that D. H. Hunt would have 
charge of the dramatic pieces to be pre* 
sented under the supervision of the Or- 
pheum's Producing Department. Charles 
Feleky will have the musical end of the 
department at his direction. 

Mr. Beck asked tffat an emphatic denial 
be made of the rumors prevailing this 
week that the Western contingent was 
acting or booking independently of th»» 
Eastern end of the United. There 
was not a word of truth in the reports, 
said Mr. Beck. 



Talked Over Participating Scheme at Chicago Meet- 
ing and It Will Probably Go Through This Time. 


A certain coterie of burlesque mana- 
gers connected with the Western Burlesque 
Wheel met in Chicago recently, and during 
a general conference on show conditions 
throughout the country, the scheme jf 
pooling shows under a corporation came 
up for consideration. 

This scheme was thoroughly gone over 
about a year ago by the Western mana- 
gers, but some members held back, claim- 
ing they were making more money than the 
average show, and would lose by pooling 

This time there was no effort to include 
everybody in the participating plan. It 
was agreed that opportunity be offered all 
Western managers to come in if they chose. 
It is reported that owners of a score or 
more shows have signified their willingness 
to work on this plan. 

Expert producers will be engaged by the 
pool to stage the burlesque shows and the 
various managers will look over the finished 
work to advise changes and improvements. 
Profits will be divided among the partici- 
pants on a basis of their holdings in the 

It is generally believed that this method 
of conducting a burlesque circuit would be 
the ideal one of everyone would co-operate. 
The Eastern managers tried to bring it 
about on their circuit but the project never 
came to a point. 


Chicago, April 2. 

For the first time in Chicago, a bur- 
lesque company has been fined by a house 
manager. U. J. Herrmann, of the Star 
and Garter, this week imposed a penalty 
of $200 against "The Parisian Widows" 
for failing to remove from the perform- 
ance four features which Fred Irwin, # one 
of the Eastern Wheel Censor Committee, 
had marked for the discard. 

Mr. Irwin notified the show before it 
opened at the 'theatre last Sunday. Mr. 
Herrmann imposed a fine of $60 for each 
offense when he found Mr. Irwin's in- 
structions had not been followed. 

Richard Hyde, who was in the city, ap- 
proved Mr. Herrmann's action. Hyde & 
Behman own the house. 


The Eastern-Westem-Scranton real es- 
tate deal passed through this week, the 
Columbia Amusement Company of New 
York (Eastern Burlesque Wheel) receiving 
its bonus for surrendering the lease of 
the Columbia, Scranton. 

The Western Wheel has taken over the 
property, and will place its first show 
there week of April 13, the Eastern Wheel 
retiring on next Saturday evening, April 
11, instead of remaining until the end of 
the season. 

With the dropping of Scranton, the 
Bayonne theatre will also fade from the 
Eastern's route sheets. The Bayonne, 
N. J., house, only lately acquired, will 
close to burlesque on April 8. Last week 

was its first, and the gross receipts have 
been reported at $1,400. 

Both towns have been three-day stands. 
From the closings on there will be a "lay 
off" for the Eastern Wheel shows, which 
otherwise would have played the Bayonne 
and Scranton time. 


The regular weekly meeting of Co- 
lumbia Amusement Company (Eastern 
Burlesque Wheel) members occurred last 
Tuesday evening, but became more impor- 
tant than the casual affairs discussed and 
the routine matters generally passed upon, 
at these gatherings. 

The Columbia Company has never paid 
a dividend to its stockholders, through the 
investment of all undivided profits in im- 
provements or realty, the latter consisting 
mostly of new theatres added to the East- 
ern Wheel from time to time within the 
past two years. 

A provision in the constitution prohibits 
the payment of any dividends until a re- 
serve of $20,000 cash shall have been held 
in hand. One of the purposes of the meet- 
ing was to amend this section, permitting 
the passing of a disbursement to the stock- 
holders, without this clause intervening. 
The company will likely decide upon and 
pay its first dividend shortly. 

Capitalized at $200,000, the gross assets 
of the Columbia Company have been stated 
by a member to be. $600,000, the difference 
representing the profits earned, but which 
have been invested. 

Another matter provoking much discus- 
sion at the meeting was the suggestion that 
all window hangers be discontinued. The 
argument in favor of this move was that it 
would result in an annual saving to the 
Eastern Wheel managers of at least $200- 
000, calculated on the cost of the hangers, 
about $25,000 each season, and the immense 
number of passes required to be given out 
through the distribution in shop windows. 

It was claimed that with the discontinu- 
ance, and the reduction of weekly passes, 
the holders of free tickets each week would 
patronize the box office instead, being con- 
stant visitors, many purchasing the "paper" 
at a cut price. 

Some houses on the wheel are harboring 
as many as from 800 to 1,000 people weekly 
who do not pay to see the show, it is said. 
In some towns, great inroads upon the box 
offices are made by local newspapers de- 
manding a large number of free tickets 
as a sort of payment for reading notices 
of the house, rightfully covered through 
custom by the advertisements and the 
general news interest of theatricals to the 
reading public. 

It was claimed that a portion of the 
moneys saved by the window hangers, said 
by some managers to be an obsolete and 
useless style of advertising for houses 
which have a fixed policy, could be expended 
in increased newspaper space, bringing 
better returns. 

No positive action was taken on the pro- 


Bids were opened Tuesday by members 
of Dm Empire Circuit Company's Execu- 
tive Committee in New York for the erec- 
tion of the projected Flatbush Avenue 
burlesque house. Five building contractors 
submitted prices. George W. Rife of Chi- 
cago, Harry C. Miner and Harry Martell 
went over the figures, and on their recom- 
mendations the contracts will be let shortly. 

The Williamsburg house is rapidly ap- 
proaching completion. The contractors en- 
gaged to have the work completed by March 
1. Delays in the shipments of structural 
iron and other circumstances held the work 
back and ever since then the contractors 
have been under a daily penalty. 

It is fairly certain that the theatre will 
not be opened until September, the present 
being regarded as an unfavorable time to 
start a venture of the sort. The work will 
be complete in a few weeks now. 


After a trial of several months Chester 
has been removed from the route sheets 
of the Western Burlesque Wheel, the 
three days of that time being vacant. 
Grand Opera House will revert to its old 
form of entertainment, popular priced 

Thomas Hargreaves, the circus proprie- 
tor, who owns the house, booked the bur- 
lesque organizations in on a $700 guar- 
antee for the three days. Business did 
not warrant this outlay. 



Boston, April 2. 

The season now drawing to a close is 
reported at The Howard Athenaeum to 
be the best in the history of that long 
established house for receipts and attend- 
ance. It is under the management of Jay 

The Western Burlesque Wheel shows 
have been playing at the Howard since 
the season opened under a guarantee each 
week. In addition, the Howard has pro- 
vided a vaudeville bill of its own. Special 
features have been a weekly item. 

The independent bookings for the How- 
ard, as well as the Bowdoin Square, both 
booked together, are exclusively placed by 
Phil Hunt of New York. 


Duluth, Minn., April 2. 
The Metropolitan will finish the present 
season as the home of burlesque, when 
the house will be torn down to make room 
for the Wisconsin Central Railroad Com- 
pany. As yet no site has been chosen in 
Duluth to play Western Wheel attrac- 
tions next season. 


Next week at the American, where 
"Wine, Woman and Song" will play, Boni- 
ta and Lew Hearn will present a short 
travesty upon "Three Weeks," Bonita 
playing "the Queen," and Mr. Hearn 


"The Never, Never Land," a sketch 
written by Izrael Zangwill, is in course of 
production by the Production Department 
of the Orpheum Circuit, under the imme- 
diate direction of D. H. Hunt. It will be 
a pretentious offering on dramatic lines. 
The place or date of its first appearance 
has not been set. 


The stock chorus which has been holding 

forth lor the past five weeks at Miner's 

Bowery Theatre is playing this week at 

Miner's Eighth Avenue with "Miss New 

York, Jr." 

It will remain at the same house next 
week at the request of Charles Taylor, 
whose "Parisian Belles" plays that house. 
After that the feature may be discon- 

The extra girls were moved over from 
Miner's Bowery to the Eighth Avenue this 
week following a refusal to bear a share of 
the cost by the management of the "Moon- 
light Maids," the Bowery attraction this 

Mr. Taylor played recently at the Bow- 
ery and was well pleased with the extra 
girls as a feature. It was at his request 
that the stock chorus will be held over. It 
is noted that with the girls the receipts 
for the five weeks just passed are $2,700 
over the corresponding period last season at 
the Bowery. 


Harry Fox, who has been for two sen- 
sons a member of Miner's "Dreamland 
Burlesquers," will retire from that or- 
ganization at the end of this season, and 
will be placed at the head of the "High 
Jinks," another Miner property, next 
season. A special piece is now being writ- 
ten for Fox. 

Dave Martin will again head the "Dream- 
lands," but there will be several changes 
in the cast. Tom Miner is having next 
season's settings made already and a new 
piece will be provided to be called "The 
Red Moon." 

An effort will be made to have the show 
open the new Brooklyn house. 


Chicago, April 2. 
Arrangements have been completed by 
Jos. Weis for the erection of a $75,000 the- 
atre at Youngstown, O., to be devoted to 
burlesque. New York capitalists are men- 
tioned in the enterprise. 


Chicago, April 2. 

Manager John A. Fennessy inaugurated 
a "Chorus Girls' Contest" at the Folly 
Theatre on Thursday last, and it proved 
such a success, the affair, in addition to 
the regular "amateur night," Friday, will 
be given each week. 

The aspiring choristers who appeared in 
specialties after the regular performance 
by the "Tiger Lilies" were: Therese Cur- 
tis, Rose Allen, June Marland, Gladys 
Glasson, Alice Day, Dorothy Marx. The 
latter won the first prize, with imitations 
of Lillian Shaw. 


When "The Girl Behind the Counter" 
quits the Herald Square for the present, 
Louise Dresser may come into vaudeville 
for a brief period. 

And when "Geo. Washington, Jr.," says 
enough for '07-'08, Carter De Haven and 
Flora Parker may become a vaudeville 
team for a reappearance. The Casey 
Agency is doing it. 


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Vol. X. 

AP*t- 4. 

No. 4. 

Fredo and Dare have separated. 

John Neff and Carrie Starr have joined 
"The Brigadiers." 

May Tully will "lay off" next week, her 
first in two years. 

Hawthorne and Burt open on the Moss- 
Stoll tour in England July 13. 

Klein and Clifton have returned from 
their trip half-way around the world. 

The Wintergarten, Berlin, will close its 
season in June, re-opening August 17, 

Paul LeCroix has received thirty weeks 
of time next season over the Western cir- 

Dale Wilson will leave her present berth 
with Irwin's "Majesties" this week or 

l^awrance D'Orsay has no vaudeville en 
Kagements beyond this week at the Fifth 

Rose and Ellis opened with "The 
Avenue Girls" at the Academy, Pittsburg, 
last week. 

Georgia Caine'a bate of reappearance 
has been placed forward until April 20 at 


Delmore and Lee have completed their 
Klaw & Erlanger contract. A foreign trip 
is in contemplation. 

Nellie Seymour and Nestor replaced 
Felix and Caire at the Novelty this week, 
illness causing the retirement of the latter 


The William Morris office is now book- 
ing the Sunday night bills at the Circle, 
operated by Felix Isman and Gus Ed- 

James Hunter, of Nessen, Hunter and 
Nessen, has retired from that organisa- 
tion and is now with the Juggling 

The Frank L. Gregory Troupe of hoop 
rollers have written from Europe to se- 
cure time over here, commencing in No- 
vember next. 

The Boston City Quartet have received 
offers for European time, but may go 
abroad with "The Happy Hooligan" com- 
pany instead. 

Billy Inman will manage O'Connor's 
Imperial Music Hall at Coney Island this 
summer. The season will open the latter 
part of April. 

Emil Hoch and Company played a new 
sketch last week at Bennett's, Ottawa, 
for the first time. It is "The Buffoon," 
by Louis Weslyn. 

Joe Whitehead will hit "The Alley" on 
April 20, when he joins "The Flower of 
the Ranch," which is expected to be on 
Broadway by that date. 

Mr. and Mrs. Neil Litchfield and daugh- 
ter, Abbie, have returned to their home in 
Newark, having finished a season in the 
lyceum and lecture field. 

Rae and Brosche have been engaged by 
Louis Pincus to open over the Western 
States time, commencing at the Empire, 
San Francisco, April 6. 

Laveen-Cross Company opens at Min- 
neapolis Monday (April 6) for the com 
mencement of a fifteen weeks' tour r»l the 
Sullivan-Considine circuit. 

The Auers while playing at Joplin, Mo., 
received contracts for Europe; also a no- 
tification that Mrs. Auer was heir to a 
considerable fortune in England. 

death left the hospital upon recovering 
from a serious illness. 

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P. Alonzo, of the Poll Circuit, who has 
been confined to his apartment in New 
York by illness, had recovered sufficiently 
to leave his rooms on Wednesday. 

Ed. Kenton, the Poli Circuit general rep- 
resentative, is organizing stock companies 
to play the Poli houses at Springfield, Wa- 
terbury and Bridgeport early in May. 

Hermann the Great, together with Mrs. 
Hermann, sailed for Europe Wednesday. 
He will tour the Continent with a small 
company of American vaudeville acts, re- 
turning to this side in September. He has 
just finished a Klaw & Erlanger vaudeville 
contract over here. 

Robert H. Baker, the jumper, is suffer- 
ing from serious injuries, the result Of a 
slight fire in his home at Lynn, Mass. The 
doctors say he will be about in a week or 

The Harry E. Bonnell Co. has incor- 
porated for $10,000 to conduct and carry 
on a general booking and amusement bus- 
iness. Mr. Bonnell will manage the en- 
terprise. He is a well known local theat- 
rical newspaper man. The company Is 
located at 1416 Broadway. 


Lee Harrison has replaced William 
Gould as third vice-president of the 
Vaudeville Comedy Club. Henry P. Dixon 
is now one of the Club's Board of Direct- 


La Sylphe, the dancer, now on the Or- 
pheum Circuit, has been placed for the 
Keith-Proctor time commencing June 1. 
The foreign girl is a Marinelli impor- 

A new vaudeville theatre, the Grand, 
has recently been opened in Hamilton, O., 
under the management of John E. Mc- 
Carthy and J. Thomas Ward. The house 
has a seating capacity of 800. Three 
shows a day are given and the admission 
is fixed as 10 and 25 cents. 

Edward Ott will replace his brother 
William C. (who died last week) in the 
musical act, Klein, Ott Brothers and 
Nicholson. The^title will remain the 

More than $100,000 has been subscribed 
for the erection of a $175,000 opera house 
of Forth Worth, Texas. Phil W. Green- 
wall, of the Greenwall legitimate circuit, 
has signified his willingness to take the 
property on a long lease, but Its future 
has not yet been disposed of. 

Irene Young, of Weston and Young, is 
recovering from an operation performed 
last week, a wound caused by a former 
operation for appendicitis necessitating 
the surgeon's knife once more. 

The Bronx Lodge, B. P. O. E., has 
presented to Geo. B. Mallen and Harry 
Leonhardt respectively, a handsomely de- 
signed and engrossed testimonial for their 
efforts in promoting a most successful en- 
tertainment lately held by the Lodge. H. 
M. Jackson, the secretary, hi responsible 
for the artistic work. 

William Gould and Valeska Suratt left 
for Europe on Tuesday. Miss Suratt will 
go to Paris, Mr. Gould to London. Be- 
fore opening the London engagement they 
will play one week out of the city. 

George H. Primrose, the minstrel, will 
close his road tour for vaudeville, having 
a large act in readiness. He is expected 
to make a local appearance in May by 
M. S. Bentham, Mr. Primrose's agent. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward James Flanagan, 
Jr., announce the birth of a ten and a 
half pound boy, Sunday, March 29. 

Mr. Flanagan is of the team of Cam- 
eron and Flanagan, and Mrs. Flanagan is 
known professionally as Charlotte Rav- 
en scroft. 

"The Memphis Students," with Bobby 
Kemp and Marion Ringgold, the colored 
singing act, will be revived for this sum- 
mer. An engagement is expected for Ham- 
merstein's Roof. Lykens & Levy have the 

After playing with his band in vaude- 
ville for the three weeks now booked 
Maurice Levi will return to the conduct- 
or's chair of "The Soul Kiss" if no other 
vaudeville time is accepted. The musi- 
cal organization has been engaged for 
Manhattan Beach from the opening of the 
season there until far into the summer. 

After being separated for -two years, 
Golden and Collins have again come to- 
gether as a team and are with "The Monte 
Carlo Girls" Burlesquers. 

Julian Eltinge, the mimic, has bought a 
summer place at Northport, L. I., where 
/ he will impersonate an amateur farmer .• 
when he gets time. He opens at the 
Theatre Marigny, Paris, in mid-summer, 
to remain during August. 

Paul Phillips, brother of Adolph Phil- 
lips, the German actor, has the agency 
bee, and is said to be looking for a suite of 
offices to start operations. 

While playing at the Orpheum, Memphis, 
Tenn., Mignonette Kokin was robbed of 
valuable jewels and over $300 in cash. 
Her dressing room faced upon a courty^ar^l 
on the ground floor. She offered a reward 
of $400 for the return of her property. 

Frank Fogarty will play return en- 
gagements at the .Fifty-eighth Street house 
and Hammerstein's on April 13 and 20 
respectively, returning to each within 
five weeks from the former appearance. 
Helen Trix has been secured time on the 
Moss-Stoll tour in England by Harry Leon- 
hardt. Miss Trix will open in London 
sometime durintf June. 


Jack O'Brien, the pugilist, gave a mono- 
logue at Miner's Eighth Avenue Theatre 
last Sunday night, when the benefit for 
the Krueger Fund was held. 

One of Eph Thompson's elephants died 
in Philadelphia last week. Mr. Thomp- 
son had but shortly before the animal's 

The 0e*o. M. &>han-Sam H^- Harris-Pat 
Casey big benefit for the Kruger Memo- 
rial Fund will be held at the Academy of 
Music to-morrow (Sunday) evening. 

The seating capacity of the house has 
been practically disposed of, and a great 
show is on the bills. 





A Stop to be Put to Obscene Performances Given Under 
the Guise of "Vaudeville" or "Burlesque" 


Chicago, April 2. 

The authorities have finally descended 
on the so-called "concert halls" on the 
West Side, and notified the dive keepers 
to abandon the revelry, which evoked 
severe criticism. Not since the days of 
lawlessness has the West Side district 
been so thickly infested with indecent re- 
sorts, which audaciously offer "burlesque" 
or "vaudeville" and are actually nothing 
more than drinking dives. 

These places employ women to sing or 
dance and solicit business for the proprie- 
tor in the front part of the saloon on a 
commission basis. 

Not only do the "performers" in their 
flimsy and immodest garments cajole the 
patrons, but women in street dress invade 
the places for the same purpose, without 

The frequenters of these dissolute re- 
sorts are usually of the obnoxious and 
vulgar sort, and the misrepresentation of 
"vaudeville" and "burlesque" at the33 
places has a tendency to create a wider 
latitude for the real burlesque houses, 
where "clean" entertainment is more or 
less maintained. 

On Madison Street, opposite the Star 
and Garter, is a "concert hall." The en- 
trance is attractive and the casual passer- 
by has no idea of the dive inside. A 
three-sheet board in front announces 
"burlesque," using stock paper. 

The most disgusting and objectionable re- 
sort is on Halsted Street, near Adams, in 
the heart of the West Side's business and 
residential district and near the Hay- 
market, Star and Garter, Empire, Academy 
of Music, Bijou and Virginia. 

Both "burlesque" and "vaudeville" are 
announced, with no charge for admission. 
A femal impersonator and "cooch" dancer 
are the chief attractions. 

It is understood that a certain booking 
agent here, who supplied many othtr 
similar places in cnicago with "women," 
has been either apprehended or placed 
under police surveillance for his loose 

The absence of male performers is evi- 
dent. Only women who can keep the 
waiters and bartenders busy are wanted. 

If the authorities would be stringent, 
and regulate or prohibit the revelry of 
lasciviousness under the guise of "vaude- 
ville" and "burlesque, there would be no 
misrepresentations at the expense of the 
decent theatres. The disreputable dives 
wrongfully claim "vaudeville" or "bur- 
lesque" as the style of performance. The 
regular patrons of vaudeville and bur- 
lesque know better ; others may be de- 


That the hazardous feats portrayed in 
colors on billboards and barns are ofttimes 
as dangerous as the pictures say was prov- 
en last Sunday in Berlin (Germany), when 
Gadbins, "The Suicide Seeker," met in- 
stant death while performing his thrilling 

Gsdbins was a high diver. To occasion 

an extraordinary thrill, be dove from a 
height of ninety feet, head first, striking on 
his chest an incline raised up forty feet, 
sliding down to the ground. Through a 
miscalculation while performing Sunday, 
he was killed. The Marmelli New York 
office was informed by cable of his death 
on Monday. 

Arthur Hopkins, the summer park agent, 
had booked Gadbins over here, commencing 
in August next, at a weekly salary of $650. 
When Mr. Hopkins looked over the litho- 
graphs of Gadbins' performance, he re- 
marked, "I guess that fellow doesn't want 

Usually the mildest of men and man- 
agers, William Hammerstein caused the 

fur to fly for a few momenta last Wednes- 
day night, when he had a sample of 
modern song "boosting" come under his 
observation at the Victoria. 

Mr. Hammerstein waa outside in the 
lobby speaking with Percy G. Williams, 
when the tumult first commenced, and 
he investigated. A "claque" was spread 
over the house. The manager gave in- 
structions if the disturbance re-occurred 
or there was any more "boosting" at- 
tempted, he would put the singer on to 
open the show, and order the song which 
caused the "boosting" out of the act. The 
fault was laid with the publishers of the 
song, the firm supplying fifteen or more 
people at each performance to applaud. 

After things quieted down, Mr. Ham- 
merstein remarked, "If song 'plugging* has 
gone as far as that, I don't wonder Martin 
Beck declared himself about it as he did." 


Some time next week a "try out" will 
be held at the Family Theatre on East 
125th Street of & sketch written by EstelK) 
Wordette in which Frances Bennett will 
star, surrounded by a company of four 

Mrs. Bennett is the wife of Charles W. 
Bennett, the head of the Bennett Circuit 
in Canada, and this will be her stage 
debut/ she having had no previous ex- 

The playlet, a comedy, is called "The 
Merry Widow and the Westerner. 19 It 
will probably remain on the smaller cir- 
cuits until well "broken in." 


Zanesville, O., April 2. 

Sun & Murray this week opened the 
Orpheum with vaudeville. The following 
made up the first show: 

Alburtus and Altus, comedy club jug- 

LEO CARRILLCS (Variety's Cartoonist) Contribution to THE CASEY AGENCY. 

to live," and added to his billing "The Sui- 
cide Seeker." The cable of the tragic death 
verified the agent's deduction. 


The public meeting of the White Rats 
was held on Thursday evening last, at 
Arcanum Hall, Bridge Street, Brooklyn, 
instead of having the usual gathering at 
the club rooms on Friday night. The 
change was made for the week only. 

A circuit is forwarding letters to artists 
asking for their open time, with this 
query appended: "Are you a member of 
the White Rats or Vaudeville Comedy 
Club?" The reason for the question was not 
known by Harry Mountford, Secretary 
to the White Rats' Board of Directors, 
to whom a member had given one of the 
letters received. 


What are known as "the mirror effects" 
used by Alice Lloyd in connection with 
her song, "I'm Looking for the Lovelight 
in Your Eye," have been copyrighted 
through Geo. M. Leventritt, the attorney, 
who secured three distinct copyrights. 

gling; Georgia Lewis, monologue and sing- 
ing ; Ann Hamilton, sketch, "Beggars" ; 
John H. West, musical Brownie; Four 
Dancing Harrises, dancing. 


San Francisco, April 2. 

It now appears that vaudeville will hold 
sway at the Victory, under the Grauman 
management, instead of burlesque, as 
originally announced. This is the plan 
for the present at least, with the price 
fixed at 10 cents to all parts of the house. 

It is the general impression that this 
policy is only a temporary one and that 
D. J. Grauman has another card up his 


Judge McCall, in the Supreme Court, 
handed down a decision on Thursday in 
favor of Weber & Rush in the suit in- 
stituted against them by Thos. W. Dink- 
ins arising out of the Schenectady, Bing- 
hamton and Atlanta matter. 

Dinkins asked for an accounting of tlio 
Schenectady matter and also asked to be 
declared a partner in Binghamton and 
Atlanta. The Judge decided in favor of 
Weber & Rush on every point and gave 
them judgment with costs. Weber & 
Rush were represented by Leon Laski. 














Washington, April 2. 
It is reported here that the William 
Morris-Felix Isman vaudeville faction 
have all but closed negotiations for the 
acquisition of a $100,000 site for a new 
vaudeville theatre on E Street, between 

Twelfth and Thirteenth. 

It is almost positively known, accord- 
ing to one of the Washington papers, that 
this property is to change hands within 
a few days. It belongs to the Travis 
estate. It was said that E. H. Pillsbury, 
who is trying to buy the property for 
John Hartman, a New York capitalist, has 
agreed to the terms of the Travis heirs, 
owning 1208, 1210 and 1218 E Street, 
and that he has an option on the inter- 
vening property in the same block. It is 
believed to be the intention of the party 
who is trying to secure enough ground for 
a theatre site to use the property at 1216 
E Street, which extends through to Penn- 
sylvania Avenue, as an entrance to the 
theatre from the avenue side. This would 
place the entire main portion of the thea- 
tre on E Street, where it would have a 
frontage of something more than 100 feet 
and a depth of 99 feet. 

William Morris, of New York, and Felix 
Isman, of Philadelphia, who, according to 
a rumor circulated in this city a few 
weeks ago, were about to close a deal for 
a piece of property on New York Avenue 
as a theatre site, are believed to be the 
parties for whom Mr. Pillsbury is acting 
in the present transaction for the E Street 
and Pennsylvania Avenue property. 

It was said last evening that none of 
the heirs have yet signed any legally bind- 
ing papers to the transaction, but that 
there is little doubt about the deal for 
the five E Street pieces being consum- 
mated. The prospective purchaser has of- 
fered, it was said, to pay the price, about 
$10 a square foot, which the heirs have 
fixed as the figure at which they will sell. 
This will make the purchase price of the 
property about $100,000. 


The lately inaugurated press depart- 
ment of the Orpheum Circuit is making 
itself felt along the line of Orpheum 
houses, and spreading the , fruits of the 
experienced direction of Mark A. Lue- 

"The Boston Fadettes" opened on the 
Orpheum this week at Kansas City. Each 
of the Orpheum houses has received from 
the New York headquarters advices to 
have a vote taken for the selections to 
make up the first program of the or- 
chestra when it appears. This idea is 
expected to attract the attention of the 
local press, and work to the benefit of the 
act as well as theatre. 

Through the plan Caroline B. 
Nichols, the directress, may discover a 
program drawing more applause than her 
present one. Mrs. Nichols is reported to 
have offered $1,000 to any one who could 
furnish that very desirable routine of 
selections for her organization. 

After the Fadettes play the week of 
Aug. 30, they will tour Europe, bookings 
having been made. Several weeks of the 
route in the West have been cancelled to 
permit of this. It will be the largest fe- 
male collection of musical Americans to 
play the other side. 


In an announcement, Miner's Eighth 
Avenue Theatre says that through arrange- 
ments made with Keith-Proctor, the vaude- 
ville firm will have their "try-outs" at the 
burlesque house each Wednesday matinee. 

Formerly these "try-outs" occurred on 
Wednesday mornings at the Union Square, 
says the printed statement, witnessed by 
only managers and agents. 


Next week will be a short dash into 
vaudeville for Maude Lambert, the prima 
donna of "Lonesome Town," which 'lays 
off" during that time. 

Pat Casey booked the lone week at 
58th Street for the singer, who will return 
to the show upon its expiration. 


A second visit will be made by William 
Morris to Europe, but this time Mr. Morris 
will leave in the broad daylight, and prob- 
ably take his faimly with him ; also perhaps 
the automobile. 

In June the next trip will commence, 
and be of about two months' duration. 
It will be a business-pleasure combination 

The Cottrell-Powell Troupe will open 
at the London Hippodrome May 4, to re- 
main ten weeks. 


Beginning with next season Maurice 
Boom will book the DTSste-Boom theatres 
in Pennsylvania, as well as the Knob- 
lauch -Herseker Circuity for which he is 
booking agent, without exacting the usual 
agent's commission. 

Instead he will draw a stated revenue 
from each house, in the nature of a regu- 
lar salary for his services. In this way 
the managers will pay for their booking 
services, all salaries in the Boom con- 
tracts being net, although the presump- 
tion is that a slight reduction will be 
asked in salaries to cover this difference. 
It amounts merely to a new system of 
handling the transaction. 

Mr. Boom made his decision when a 
syndicate of Pennsylvania men ap- 
proached him with a proposition to book 
a projected popular priced vaudeville cir- 
cuit, which they say they will start next 
season. Mr. Boom refused to consider the 
offer on a commission basis, and named a 
fixed sum ($25) per house weekly to 
handle the business. The Pennsylvanians 
took the proposition under advisement 
and promised to give their decision 

Following these dealings Mr. Boom de- 
cided to do all his booking transactions 
under this system, having been first 
brought to consider the scheme by the 
statement that it had received the serious 
consideration of the United Booking Of- 
fices' managers. 

When the Baggessens leave for Eu- 
There will be a "Harry Lauder" cigar on rope this month, they will go direct to 
the market quite Soon. • Copenhagen. 

Illn Scott and Mr. Wright flrat appeared toward the end of last season In the pretty little sketch 
by Miss Scott, In one of the local Keith -Proctor houses. This was merely an experimental showing, 
but the dainty little sketch scored such a substantial success that they continued In vaudeville. In the 
year that haa passed since then the number has come to be recognised aa a standard act. The New 
York Mall said of the pair: "Miss Agnes Scott and Mr. Horace Wright offered a sketch entitled 'The 
Wall Between/ written by the former. To write bow beautifully this sketch is written, staged, and 
acted, is a matter of columns of space. 'The Wall Between,' as given by Miss Scott and Mr. Wright, 
is a masterpiece." ' 

The Detroit Free Press adds Its commendation In these terms: "The sketch is a dainty bit called 
'The Wall Between,' In which a little love story Is prettily told In song and dialogue. Comedy and 
pathos are cleverly Interwoven In the theme, and the players, Agnes Scott and Horace Wright, made 
an emphatic hit upon the occasion of the first local presentation of the delightful playlet. Miss Scott, 
who Is sponsor for It, baa given to vaudeville a genuine novelty, and her acting of the girl makes a 
strong appeal. Aa a type of the Ingenue, ahe glvea a splendid Impersonation. Mr. Wright possesses 
a singing voice of good quality, and his acting la of the aame order of excellence. " 


A lawsuit is looked for between Weber 
&, Rush and Wilmer & Vincent, the two 
vaudeville managing firms, both booking 
their respective houses through the United 
Booking Offices. 

The suit, it is said, will be instituted by 
Weber k Rush, in the form of a demand 
for an accounting from Wilmer & Vin- 
cent for the Colonial Theatre, Richmond, 
opened last Monday by the latter concern 
in an arrangement made with the Jake 
Wells Circuit, which controls the theatre. 

Variety reported some time since a 
deal made between the vaudeville man- 
agers whereby all houses in the South 
thereafter to be operated by either for 
vaudeville would be a joint partnership. 

This compromise was brought about 
through Weber & Rush having declared 
for United bookings in Norfolk (Va.) for 
a vaudeville theatre. 

They had a house in Atlanta (Orpheum), 
but when Wilmer & Vincent announced 
themselves as candidates for Norfolk also, 
the partnership arrangement was made, 
the latter firm retaining Norfolk, and 
Weber & Rush holding to Atlanta, each as 
an individual firm enterprise. 

The deal whereby each was to share 
in profits or losses of any future acquisi- 
tions is said to have been ratified in the 
office of the United before an official of 
that agency. No written agreement or 
pledge was entered into at the time or 
since, but this official then declared him- 
self as highly pleased at the amicable ad- 
justment of the threatened controversy, 
Weber & Rush having taken a decided 
stand for Norfolk for their own. 

The case will be based on the oral 
understanding, with the United official as 
chief witness for the plaintiff. 

Other Southern cities were under con- 
sideration by the firms when the an- 
nouncement of the coalition between the 
Wells Circuit and Wilmer & Vincent was 
published in last week's Variety. 

At the Wilmer & Vincent office this 
week General Manager Koneke stated he 
had no personal knowledge of the affair. 
Weber & Rush confirmed the contemplated 
legal action. 


St. Paul, April 2. 

Last Friday in this city, William W. 
Traynor and Mrs. William Pryor were 
found dead in their room at the Clarendon 
Hotel, where they had registered as 
"Traynor and Traynor." 

Traynor was 30 years and Mrs. Pryor 
35 years of age. A contract for an en- 
gagement week of April 13 was found on 
Traynor's clothes, together with $3 in 
money. They were playing together as 
"Traynor and Traynor" also. 

In the room was a letter written by 
Traynor to Mrs. Pryor before she left 
her husband. It held many promises 
made by the man. The police believe 
Traynor, upon being reproached for the 
non-fulfillment, together with the poor 
success the team had met with, and per- 
haps a threat of the woman to leave him, 
brought about a murder and suicide. 

Traynor's home is in West Union, Ohio. 
Mrs. Pryor was formerly of the vaude- 
ville act known as Billy and Alma Pryor. 





, "H. B. Marinelli, Ino," the newly formed 
corporation of H. B. Marinelli's to conduct 
his booking business, is now operating the 
various offices in New York and the prin- 
cipal capitals of Europe, where Mr. Mari- 
nelli has located. 

The corporate style went into effect on 
March 10. H. B. Marinelli is the governor 
of the concern, and John Edward Fowle 
of London, secretary, subject to the pleas- 
ure of the board of directors. Among 
that board are Charles Bornhaupt, man- 
ager of the New York branch; Leo Masse, 
in charge at Berlin, and E. Wolheim, the 
London representative. Mr. Marinelli per- 
sonally oversees the Paris office. 
, The headquarters of the corporation are 
officially set down as Charing Cross, Lon- 

Though no verification can be had, it is 
said some of the stock of H. B. Marinelli, 
Inc., will be purchased by a great many 
continental managers, principally in Ger- 
many and Austria. Many of these now 
"split" the commission received by Mari- 
nelli (ten per cent.), the management of 
the theatre booked for receiving One-half. 
Manager Steiner, of the Wintergarten, 
Berlin, is the only manager generally con- 
ceded hot to accept any commission upon 
the acts booked in his house. 
- Nothing is known as to whether the 
continental managers, if they become 
stockholders in the Marinelli company, 
will waive the usual five per cent, in favor 
of the corporation, or continue to receive 
that in addition to any profitsharing the 
incorporated concern may declare. 

The Marinelli 'agency, as it will prob- 
ably continue to be known, is said to have 
the most complete system of any vaude- 
ville booking agency. Daily reports are 
exchanged between all branch offices, and 
it is seldom anything of importance hap- 
pens in variety circles anywhere that the 
agency is not quickly apprised of, impart- 
ing the information to the other branches 
and those concerned. 

The daily report made up by each office 
is complete, tabulating' all happenings, 
from the moment of arrival of attaches 
to the locking of the doors at closing time. 
A report lately sent out by one of the 
branches mentioning its manager had 
tardily arrived that same morning, read, 
"Mr. Blank must have been out very late 
last night." 

Chas. Diedorman will arrive in a week 
from the other side to take up the treas- 
urership of the New York office. Michel 
Callus, who holds that position now, will 
be advanced. 


A "girl act" with an initial cost of 
$8,000 is the production Geo. Hanlon, Jr., 
has ready for the managers, to be pre- 
sented on April 27 for the first time if 
contracts are signed. 

There will be fourteen young women in 
the cast, with spectacular settings. Mr. 
Hanlon has, it is understood, received fa- 
vorable consideration of his overtures for 
vaudeville time. 


The highest priced act to play the time 
of the Western States Vaudeville Mana- 
gers' Association is that given by Bob 
Fitzsimmons and his wifeT* They "open 
at the Empire, San Francisco, on May 4. 
for a trip of eight weeks over the circuit. 

While West, Mr. Fitzsimmons will en- 
gage in active "fight" talk. J. C. Matthews 
acted as Fitzsimmons' agent, the booking 
for the association having been made by 
Louis Pincus, its Eastern representative. 

The weekly salary, although not given 
out, is reported to be at a figure between 
$500 and $1,000. 


A petition in bankruptcy was filed this 
week by James Thornton, the monologist. 
Liabilities are placed at $1,336. The assets 
given amount to $100, but exemption is 
claimed. Mr. Thornton in his petition 
says royalties for musical compositions 
are due him from twO publishing firms. 

Jenie Jacobs, the agent, entered suit 
last week against Mr. Thornton for com- 
missions alleged to be due her. M. Strass- 
man, Miss Jacobs' attorney, will oppose 
the bankrupts* discharge of Thornton's. 


Pat Casey got a on the job" bright and 
early last Monday morning. Before the 
town clock called out the city for its 
evening meal, Mr. Casey had placed the 
future open time of the Rogers Brothers 
in a condition allowing of the German 
comedians playing three weeks in Mr. 
Casey's specialty, vaudeville, if they so say. 


The vaudeville engagements offered to 
Ezra Kendall 'n the Kohl & Castle houses, 
Chicago, have been declined by the mono- 
logist, he having expressed a desire to make 
his vaudeville appearance in New York 

The New York managers admit they are 
agreeable to Mr. Kendall's wish, but there 
is a difference on the salary question which 
has barred the negotiations for an open- 
ing date. Mr. Kendall is reported to have 
set his figure at $1,500, while the vaudeville 
managers refused to converse upon any 
proposition calling for over $1,000 weekly. 


It has rather a pleasant sound to hear 
of a vaudeville act which never claimed 
to be anything else sending a figure for 
weekly compensation kiting up around the 
$1,500 mark, and that amount of salary 
is what has ended the negotiations for the 
Four Mortons to appear upon the Moss- 
Stoll circuit in England. 

The London managers wanted the Four 
Mortons quite badly, but $1,500 a week 
is an amount they have not grown accus- 
tomed to, so the contracts were not drawn. 
With the Mortons, vaudeville, their former 
field of labor, is now a pleasure ground, 
and when the Englishmen's decision was 
carried to Sam Morton, he laughed, and 
told "another story." 


Everything has been fixed for Edna 
Wallace Hopper after her season with 
"Fifty Miles From Boston" ends. The 
Casey Agency will have Jta hand on the 
throttle of the vaudeville engagement. 


Chicago, April 2. 
The hearing on the application for an 
injunction, entered in the United States 
Court by the Edison Company against 
the Kleine Optical Company, has been set 
down for argument on April 6. 


Although rumors and reports this week 
clouded the atmosphere around the William 
Morris office regarding "The Morris Cir- 
cuit" for" next seasonTMr." Morris remained 
mute. He would not talk. On Wednes- 
day evening, the manager-agent, with his 
attorney, left the city. They were looked to 
return last night (Friday). 

That things were happening was very 
evident, but no information could be 
gleaned. Mr. Morris firmly stated nothing 
would be given out until accomplished. A 
person who must have been aware of what 
was going on, said "Watch ; the red ball 
will fall pretty soon," taken to indicate that 
events are transpiring which will soon find 
their way into the public prints, becoming 
the surprise "The Morris Circuit" promised 
it would spring. 


Vaudeville is making aching cries for 
Gertrude Hoffman, but the impersonator 
is giving slight attention to the outstretched 
hands unless they hold a contract for $1,500 
each week. 

Miss Hoffman is at 58th Street this 
week, with Hammerstein's to follow next, 
both contracts at her former figure, $1,000. 
From now on, she says the $1,500 price 
will predominate in all her dealings with 
vaudeville managers, and refuses to budge 
from that position. 


Ida Fuller, whose artistic poses are given 
space on our title page this week, is ap- 
pearing at the Alhambra, New York City, 
in her latest spectacular production, which 
has been unanimously pronounced by the 
American critics the greatest novelty in 
electrical and scenic effects ou the vaude- 
ville stage. Miss Fuller is not only an 
artiste as she appears before the public, 
but is tne originator and inventor of the 
devices employed in producing the mys- 
terious effects in her act, on which she 
holds important. American and European 
patents which have been sustained by 
the highest courts of both continents, giv- 
ing her the advantage of an exclusive 
production which cannot be cheapened by 

Miss Fuller originated her production 
for the "Review" at the Folies Marigny 
Theatre in Paris, where she had a run of 
live consecutive months as the principal 
feature, followed by a three months' en- 
gagement at the Circus Husch in Berlin, 
and was brought to this country by Klaw 
& Erlanger, who starred her act on the 
K. & E. circuit for over twenty weeks. 
. Miss Fuller was then engaged for the 
entire Poli circuit, through Pat Casey, and 
has since that time been playing the 
United Booking offices' theatres, losing 
only two weeks during the entire season. 
This is Miss Fuller's third appearance in 
New York City -this season, and after 
playing at Syracuse next week she re- 
turns to New York for an engagement 
at the Fifth Avenue Theatre. 

Miss Fuller deserves to be complimented 
for originating a novelty giving new im- 
petus to a style of stage work fast dimin- 
ishing in popularity, for in a single night 
at her first apearance at the New York 
Theatre early in the Fall, Miss Fuller 
created a sensation with her unique offer- 
ing, attracting universal attention and re- 
viving interest. 


The joint Congressional committee on 
the proposed new Copyright Law held 
hearings for three days last week in 
Washington, attended by representative.! 
of all factions affected by the measure. 

Upon the return of the tfew Yorkers., 
they could not speak too highly of the 
fairness and equity which seemed to act- 
uate all of the committee members, and 
stated they felt certain of at last hiving 
an act passed by Congress *hich would 

afford protection to the product of the 
brain. Especially was this true of the 
writers and composers. 

The committee agreed at the final t»es 
sion that upon the composers and authors 
coming to some understanding with the 
phonograph manufacturers the agreement 
reached would be incorporated in tt*e Mil. 
This course was suggested by lu* com- 
mittee, and pursuant to it, tho two sides 
met after adjournment to discuss the 

A settlement was effected under which 
upon each phonographic or other me- 
chanical record of a song or instrumental 
piece of music reproduced there would 
be attached a stamp issued by the copy- 
right office at Washington. These stamps 
are to be purchased in bulk by the manu- 
facturer; he to render an accounting to 
the Librarian of Congress or any offi- 
cial who may be designated to receive 
them, itemizing the sales for the previous 
period of each song or number. Checks 
for the amount due the writer and com- 
poser will then be forwarded, making it 
almost directly a Government payment. 

All the authors and composers con- 
cerned have signed the agreement, it it 
understood. Victor Herbert .is said to 
have affixed his signature, with a proviso, 
but this will not necessarily interfere 
with the passage of the amendment. 

The law as it is expected to pass w ; ll 
vest the copyrighted title in the names of 
the writers, who may then lease it to 
publishes for production purposes, re 
taining their proprietary rights and claim* 
to all royalties from users of the copy- 
right stamp. A music publisher (or other 
person), however, may be constituted the 
attorney for the writer, with full power, 
winch would virtually give the publisher 
the control of the copyright, and aU 
r j venue to be derived therefrom. 

J or the White Rats of America, Harry 
Knowles appeared before the committee. 
Upon his return, Mr. Knowles reported 
there would be a penal clause inserted 
in the measure, making it a misdemeanor, 
punishable by fine or imprisonment or 
both, upon the conviction of anyone using 
copyrighted matter. 

The penal clause reads, any person vend- 
ing or aiding or abetting the sale of a 
copyrighted product is also liable to the 

Upon the agreement of the writers and 
manufacturers being submitted it will be 
incorporated, and the bill, when taken out 
of the committee, is expected to quickly 
pass both the upper and lower houses ar 
Washington. It is hoped the bill will 
pass this session, although that is not 
a certainty. 

The song writers felt much elated over 
the prospect, and reported several brilliant 
speeches had l>cen made at the hearing, 
everyone having been afforded an oppor- 
tunity to express an opinion. 

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Gonfln* your letters to 150 wards and write eo MM elde ef pt+* only. 
Aaonymoui fi— ■hatha! will not be printed. Name ef writer must be signed end 
be bald la strict confidence. If desired. 

Pittsburg, Pa. March 28. 
Editor Variety: 

I enclose a newspaper clipping from the 
Pittsburg "Sun," illustrative of the fact 
that certainly some critics write their 
criticisms without seeing the performance. 
The article states, "Ida Fullers tinge S3 
well as dances." 

As there is not a note of singing in my 
act, I find the article very amusing. An- 
other paper copied the article, and if others 
should do the same it might prove a bit 
confusing to managers and more so to 
me if they should insist that I ting. 

This may bring a bit of comfort to 
artists who sometimes feel that they are 
unjustly criticised. Ida Fuller. 

("Not a Song and Dance Act.") 

Boston, Mass., March 31. 
Editor Variety: 

I received a letter to-day from Mr. 
James 0. Booth, of Booth and Gordon, 
comedy cyclists, who are at present in the 
West, in regard to the "Shoe Wheel and 
Grind Stone." Mr. W. £. Ritchie claims 
to be the originator of the "Shoe Wheel." 
Mr. Booth writes that Mr. Tom Kitchner 
used the "Shoe Wheel and Grind Stone" 
twelve years ago with the Robinson Show, 
and he can prove it. 

Mr. Booth also states that Mr. Ritchie 
is going too far when he says that other 
acts are living off his ideas. 

Mr. Booth states that Mr. Wilmot was 
a well known rider years ago, but how 
about the old-timers such as The Hoover 
Brothers, Richardson, Sid Black, and many 
others he (Booth) can refer toT 

Charles Ahearn. 

Bristol, Vs., Tenn., March 28. 
Editor Variety: 

In your issue of March 21 I note a let- 
ter written by Dolly Carpenter in regard 
to The Elite Theatre here, of which I am 
the owner. This is so misrepresented that 
I address a letter to you to give our side 
of the story. 

The facts are about as follows: Fred 
and Dolly Carpenter were booked in here 
by an agency. The agency had been booking 
the house for some time, giving us artists 
to play seven to ten shows a day as is the 
custom of the house. The Carpenters ac- 
knowledged contract, sent photographs and 
had us secure them hotel accommodations. 
We heard nothing further until Sunday 
evening before they were to have opened. 
Another artist who had been playing at 
the same house the previous week arrived 
and told us that the Carpenters were not 
coming as they had got another week's 
work and the work was lighter. The only 
kick we had coming was that they might 
have cancelled in time for us to fill our 
program, while as a matter of fact we 
had to close up for a day and a half 
awaiting substitutes. 

On the following Sunday the Carpenters, 
on their way to Morristown, had a lay- 
off here of several hours, and took advan- 
tage of the time to hunt up Mr. Kilgore, 
my maLager, who has been a road man- 
ager for six years, and a fellow towns- 

man, and finding him at one of the most 
prominent hotels, accosted him with some 
very uncomplimentary remarks. This is 
a quiet place on Sunday, and the dramatic 
incident above noted drew somewhat of a 
crowd. Miss Carpenter walked the full 
length of the main thoroughfare loudly 
and dramatically voicing her invectives 
and punctuating them with such remarks 
as that she "was from Missouri," she 
"was the only woman in the U. S. licensed 
to carry a gun," etc., »+c. 

She later came to the theatre and in- 
vited us to sue them as she wished to 
show the provincials a few things. She 
was so insistent that we finally proceeded 


to oblige her. The one truthful remark 
in her entire letter to you relates to the 
fact that they did steal their baggage 
from custody, for which a warrant is now 
outstanding against them here. 

This is the other side of the affair 
which has become local "town history." 
The management of The Elite is responsi- 
ble, and have employed many first class 
artists, and continue to do so, notwith- 
standing Miss Carpenter's swagger threat 
while here that she would put the house 
out of business. L. B. Jones. 

March 80, 1908. 
Editor Variety: 

In a recent issue of your paper you 
published a letter in reference to an act 
called the "Man in White," in which I 
was accused of infringing on some one 
else's right to use that title. 

I have been doing my act for the past 
few years. The title was given me by 
the press and public. It has never pro- 
cured for me one day's work. 

My ability, as every one knows, gets 
me work, not the title. 

I have no desire to infringe on any 
one's rights, though I hold a copyright 
number 10,838, entered at Washington. 

Trust this will, put an end to any fur- 
ther discussion. Phil Jean Barnard. 

En Route. 
Editor Variety: 

I respectfully submit a report of the 
practice and impositions of Manager A. 
Sigfried, of the Bijou, Decatur, 111., which, 
in justice to the vaudeville profession, I 
trust you will grant space for. 

Were I the only one who has fault to 
find with this person, I would remain a 
silent martyr, but a score of acts have 
experienced the same "lemon." Since he 
persists in continuing his questionable 
tactics, the profession in general will be 
rendered great good by denouncing him 
and thus undoubtedly prompt many acts 
who are booked to appear at the Bijou, 
Decatur, 111., under the management of 
this H. Sigfried, to beware. The facts 

Sigfried, Decatur, HI., books through 
the Western Vaudeville Association of 
Chicago. A clause in his contract reads: 
"Either party to this contract may cancel 
same by giving two weeks' notice." 

Above this is another clause: "Said 
party of first part (Sigfried) may cancel 
said engagement at any time after the 

first or prior to this third performance by 
paying to party of the second part a sum 
equal to one-seventh of the weekly com* 
pensation herein mentioned." 

If Sigfried can get hold of an act at a 
great sacrifice at the last moment he will 
cancel his regular bookings regardless of 
the two weeks' notice clause unless the 
act originally booked accepts a cut in 
preference to cancellation. 

This he tried on me on one week's no- 
tice. I declined to accept cancellation, 
admonishing him not to overstock, 
and that I would report as per my con- 
tract. I did so. He allowed me to open 
Monday matinee. My act went so great 
that he acknowledged it to me, but called 
my attention to the fact that he need give 
no excuse as per above cancellation clause 
and could close me if he wished. Then 
he offered me a cut of $75 less than origi- 
nal price agreed upon, which I promptly 
refused, whereupon he closed me. I en- 
gaged Whitley & Fitzgerald, Decatur's 
best attorneys, to bring suit 

My attorneys, however, after reading 
thoroughly the various clauses, informed 
me that his contract was onesided, and 
that the courts would not hesr any evi- 
dence to explain his impositions. 

Sigfried refused absolutely to settle and 
I had to bring suit to recover the one- 
seventh due me. Sigfried, on the morning 
the case came to a final determination, 
paid the amount, with costs, to the Jus- 

In conclusion wish to add that I have 
played for many other managers on con- 
tracts containing the same clauses before 
and after this Sigfried deal and said con- 
tracts, over 100 in all, were fulfilled to 
the letter. Chat. W. Sehepp. 

(Schepp's Dog, Pony and Monkey 

(In the above letter of Mr. Schepp's, 
as well as several others along the same 
lines we have received, it is stated that 
the cancellation was valid, having been 
brought about through a clause in the 
contract giving the manager the right to 
cancel after the first and before the third 
performance. It devolves upon the artist 
to protect himself against an agreement 
of this inequitable nature by declining to 
sign a contract with that clause or a 
similar one in it. It should be scratched 
out, and for the information of artists 
it may be said that it should be scratched 
out before and not after the manager 
eigne it. If the manager first signs a 
contract and there are to be alterations 
or erasures afterwards, his signature 
should again be obtained when the altera- 
tions or erasures have been made, regard- 
less whether he or an agent verbally 
agrees to them. Upon a manager en- 
gaging an act, he should not be given 
the privilege to close for any reason, and 
any clause in a contract allowing him to 
do so should be stricken out by the artist, 
who might better refuse to play the date 
rather than be at the pleasure of the man- 
agement, especially when such manage- 
ment is known to be tricky or un- 
scrupulous. — Ed. ) 

Tom Nawn has been engaged to open at 
the Alhambra, London, on July 6. His con- 
tracts for the other side call for six weeks. 


William a Ott, of Klein, Ott Brothers 
end-Vfebolfan, died M*rcb.„2.9 »1 Cayenne, 
N. J. Typhoid fever and hemorrhages 
were the cause. The body was removed 
to Beaver Falls, Pa., for burial. 

Buffalo, April 2. 
R. H. Brock, the business manager of 
the "Rents-Santley" show for the past 
eighteen years, died on March 31 at the 
Homeopathic Hospital in this city. 

W. S. ("Bill") Cunningham died at 
Cleveland March 26. He was well known 
in "straight" parts, having entered the 
profession in 78. His latest appearance 
was with Bob Cunningham (Bob and 
Daisy Cunningham), his brother. A widow 
survives. The deceased's father and three 
sisters are living in Toronto. 

Sophie Welch Webb, a principal of "The 
City Sports," died in New Orleans March 
21. Mrs. Webb was a widow, twenty-nine 
years of age. 


There are about five weeks of vaude- 
ville which Victor Moore, "The Talk of 
New York" star, could play after the 
show's season will have ended, and Pat 
Casey has everything in readiness for 
Mr. Moore's re-entrance if the comedian 
concludes to accept the time. 

Upon Mr. Moore reappearing in vaude- 
ville, he may bring with him a "number" 
made popular in the New York run of 
the Geo. M. Cohan piece at the Knicker- 


If Ralph Herts, at present with "The 
Soul Kiss," goes into vaudeville after the 
close of that piece, it will be under the 
direction of The Casey Agency, accord- 
ing to Pat Casey. 

Mr. Casey said he had seen Mr. Herts, 
end the arrangements made were to that 


The music publishing house of Jerome 
H. Remick & Co., is now nicely located 
in the new five-story and basement build- 
ing at 131 West Forty-first street The 
Remick firm occupies the entire premises, 
two floors of which are devoted to the 
professional department under the charge 
of Mose Gumble. Twelve piano rooms will 
be utilised for the rehearsal of songs. 

On the fourth floor Manager Fred Bel- 
cher is situated, with his private office in 
the rear. It will be a week or so before 
the offices are entirely settled. An elevator 
conveys a visitor to any department direct 

To commemorate the removal, Al. 
Gumble has composed the music to two 
unpublished sets of lyrics. One, by Edgar 
Malone, is entitled "There is No Moon Like 
the Honeymoon." The ottier, written by 
Jsck Ma honey, has been named "We Won't 
Go Home Until Morning, Bill," a new idea 
on a popular subject. 

Lalla Selblni, after finishing the Cuban MISS RITCHIE AT HAMMERSTEIN'S. 
engagement booked, goes to Europe, open- Adele Ritchie has been engaged to play 
ing at Vienna on June 16. Hammerstein's week April IS. 




The Leamy Ladies do not go ou llie 
road with the Barnum & Bailey Circus, 
closing with the ihow at the conclusion 
of the Garden engagement. The impossi- 
bility of providing for the aerialists' elec- 
trical display under canvas made this 
course necessary. "The Balloon Horse" 
will also quit the show when it leaves 
New York. 

ter~Viuough the Western Vaudeville As- 

W. 0. Thompson, last season press rep* 
resentative of the Pawnee Bill show, has 
been appointed publicity promoter for the 
"101 Ranch," with headquarters at the 
Ackerman-Quigley Company's offices, 
Kansas City. 

Lou Jordon, head of the aerial act which 
bears his name, opened with the Singling 
Circus in Chicago. The Jordons returned 
recently from a tour of South America un- 
der canvas. According to members of the 
company the Jordons broke about even on 
the trip. During the greater part of their 
stands business was good, but the country 
was stricken through whole sections with 
yellow fever. The top was left in the 
South, and the Jordons will probably re- 
turn for another try next season. 

Walter Murphy, who was for several 
seasons connected with the John Robin- 
son shows, is now contracting agent for 
the "number one" Gentry Brothers' show. 

Ralph W. Peckham, general excursion 
agent for the Ringlings, returned to Chi- 
cago from New York, and is arranging 
the billing for the show, which opens at 
the Coliseum April 2. 

The daily parade will be reinstated as a 
feature of the Barnum-Bailey Circus when 
the show takes to the road. - 

"Doc" Waddell has started his season 
as publicity promoter for the Sells-Floto 
shows, and from now on the "stories" 
may be expected to drop off in large 
chunks along the route of the circus. 

The Rowland Family, whose tally-ho 
act was seen at the Hippodrome last sea- 
son, sail from England April 11 to join 
the Wallace -Hagenbeck Circus on this 
side. They have been re-engaged for the 
opening of the Circus Schuman in Berlin 
about the middle of September, having 
received permission from Ben Wallace to 
close their American circus tour in time 
to allow of this engagement. 

The Jackson Family of cyclists have re- 
turned from Europe. They Joined Ring- 
ling Brothers' Circus in Chicago. After 
the close of the circus season the act will 
return to foreign lands, where it is booked 
ahead until 1911. 

The Siegrist-Silbon Troupe, the big 
casting act with the Barnum-Bailey 
show, has already been promised vaude- 
ville time over here upon the close of the 
circus season if Us rigging can be re- 
duced to fit the theatre stages. In order 
to accomplish this, the personnel of the 
act will be cut down to eight. There are 
now ten members. 

W. E. Corey, of the Hagenbeck- Wallace 
Shows, came to town this week, presum- 
ably to look over the Barnum-Bailey per- 
formance at the Garden. The Hagenbeck 
^Circus is slated to open either April 28 or 
May 5 at Peru, Ind., the winter quarters. 

Harry Clark, former manager for The 
Great Raymond's show in South America, 
may take a small tent organization into 
the same territory during the Spring. 

Frank ("Slivers") Oakley has a new 
partner in his vaudeville act, Artie Nel- 
son now being the other end of the team. 
Charley Siegrist, the acrobat, was forced 
to retire from the partnership in order to 
till a season's engagement with the Sells- 
Floto Circus. 

Erie, Pa., March 20. 
The Cole Brother shows, wintering in 
Erie, Pa., will open April 18 in Youngs- 
town, Ohio, coming to show in the home 
town April 25. 

An option has been taken by Pat Casey 
upon the "baby" elephant with the Bar- 
num-Bailey circus, for exhibition purposes, 
commencing in December, and continuing 
for fiften weeks. The animal weighs but 
129 pounds. It will not grow much larger, 
it is said. Mr. Casey will exhibit the baby 
in vaudeville. 

E. H. Wood will soon take up his 
duties as special agent with Buffalo Bill's. 
He will operate from the No. 3 car this 

Ringling Brothers' shows and Miller 
Brothers' "101 Ranch" will be in oppo- 
sition to each other in St. Louis follow- 
ing the Chicago engagements. Both are 
scheduled for the same dates in the Mis- 
souri town. 

Orrin Bickerstaff, of the Russell-Morgan 
Print, left for Bliss, Okla., this week, to 
spend a few weeks' vacation with Eddie 
Arlington on Bliss Brothers' "101 Ranch." 
The Bliss outfit has just had delivered an 
entirely new line of paper, including a 
wide variety of stands in rainbow colors. 
One is a fifty -six sheet. 

J. D. Newman is railroad contractor for 
Gentry Brothers' show, which opens at 
San Antonio, Texas, April 18. The Zor- 
sldos and Sevain and Ostman have joined 
the aggregation. The "number two" Gen- 
try show starts the season in Blooming- 
ton, 111., April 10. The Steiner Trio and 
the Chameroys have signed with the 1st- 

The Chicago Benevolent Association is 
arranging for a big fall benefit entertain- 
ment to be given in the Dexter Park pa- 
vilion, Forty-third and Halsted Streets, 
Chicago. The attraction selected is the 
Hagenbeck -Wallace Shows. October 5 to 
18, inclusive, are the dates p elected. 

Harry Earl resumes the office of the 
general press representative for the Hag- 
enbeck -Wallace Oircus this season. 

London, March 21. 
To-day the northering sun makes his 
entrance into the constellation Taurus, 
ushering in the spring. After one of the 
blackest winters ever seen in these fog- 
bound isles, we are glad to welcome the 
smiling sprii g and even hand out a bless- 
ing to the much abused spring poet. 

Last Saturday Mr. Stoll bobbed up with 
another charity matinee at Swansea, 
Wales, and our little sixpence on the 
pound being denied as usual, not one 
member of the Variety Federation worked. 
Some consternation was caused at our 
headquarters by the receipt of a telegram 
stating that prominent Federationists 
would appear, but putting things right at 
the finish by the statement, "WE DON'T 
THINK." There was quite a hush through 
the reading of the wire till this pointed 
little negative was reached, when applause 
rang from wall to wall. Our benevolent 
fund total now stands just short of $6,000, 
and is sure to mount to a splendid figure 
in time. 

Word comes from Brussels of several 
accidents at the Cirque Rusee Beketow. 
Jack Joyce, the American rough rider and 
lassoist, who was featured here at "Mam- 
moth Fun City," Olympia, while preparing 
his horse for the ring and stooping to pick 
up a piece of falling trapping, was kicked 
violently in the head, fracturing the skull 
and necessitating a surgical operation of 
some delicacy. The first reports were 
alarming, but at last accounts he was able 
to write letters from the hospital, and 
was on the mend. 

Accident number two befell the Saxon 
Trio, or rather two of that notable trium- 
virate of strong men, who lay on their 
backs side by side, with feet upward, to 
make the human pier upholding a bridge 
on which crossed a motor with five people. 
The advertised weight of the car and its 
occupants was 6,600 lbs. Nicholas Hames, 
the chauffeur, saw by quick instinct that 
the bridge was collapsing, and putting on 
extra speed shot across just before every- 
thing went down. The two brothers, one 
of whom must have been that premier 
strong man, Arthur Saxon, were removed 
to the Hospital St. Jeane, and one is men- 
tioned as considerably crushed, while the 
other was covered with bruises. They 
have lived in England a long time and 
been identified with novel heavy lifting 
exploits. A special telegram says they 
are progressing favorably. 

Barrasford opened his Variete Casino, 
Marseilles, to crowded business on St. 
Patrick's Day. The establishment was 
formerly devoted to light operatic and 
musical plays. The house is central and 
accessible, just off the main boulevard, and 
makes the third variety in the town, ri- 
vals being the Crystal Palais and Alcazar. 
These are augmented in summer by the 
Eldorado and Cirque Alexandre. Mr. Bar- 
rasford's idea is to change bills weekly 
in small towns and fortnightly in large 
places, hoping as compensation for this 
brevity of engagement to build up a 
large circuit and offer many weeks work. 

The Star Music Hall, Bermondsey, with 
lease of the Star and Garter public house 
adjoining, went up for sale at the Auction 
Mart, near the Bank of England, last Tues- 
day, but failed to get one bid. 

Last Saturday the Islington Empire, 
where Walter Gibbons got his first big 
start, closed its career as a music hall, but 
will run picture shows for the clientele, who 
take to that thing. All variety interests 
will be transferred to the Islington Grand, 
near by,* a theatre of repute, which Mr. 
Gibbons has fixed up in the most stylish 
and elaborate manner. Some think it is 
now quite the prettiest of his very taste- 
ful halls. 

At the Camberwell Empire George Lup- 
ino fell and broke the tendon of his leg, 
and at the Southport Albert Hall, Bella, 
of Bella and Bijou, sipped and dislocated 
her knee. 

Hippodrome manager Fred Trussell it 
back from the Barbery States with what 
are supposed to be thirteen of the best 
Brigands of Raisuli, the Moroccan bandit 
They made a parade of the West End streets 
to announce their arrival in London. There 
was some trouble getting them and their 
weapons out of Morocco, but "backsheesh" 
is all powerful down that way, and the 
Hippodrome hard cash turned the little 

Philip Wirtb, of Australian circus fame, 
is en route home after a London visit. He 
expects to come every year hereafter, and 
said he liked the English, but not their 
fogs, which had a way of settling on his 
chest. The Wirth Brothers' growing show 
was last heard of in Dunedin, the town 
after which old Australian sport Donegan 
named the famous cyclic family seen your 
way of late. 

The Empire revue, "Oh, Indeed 1" has 
been cut down 17 minutes to avoid prosecu- 
tion from the watchful theatrical folk. 

Alfred Moul is presenting at the Al- 
hambra a singing sextet called the "Mag- 
pies," dressed in black and white apparel 
Also a mysterious lady singing high 
soprano through a mask. Herr Hagedorn's 
Floral Fairy Lake went on this week at 
the Hippodrome, and is a very pretty study 
in varicolored iridescent radiance, illum- 
ined fountains, huge wuter-liliea and beau- 
teous maidens fair beir g among the com- 
ponents of the display. Anna De Grey, 
Secretary of the Ladies' Guild, Is under- 
going a serious operation st St Saviour's 
Hospital. Next Monday «it the Crouch 
End Hippodrome Derwent Hall Caine, son 
of the distinguished novelist, will appear 
in the third act of his frtber's production, 
"The Eternal City." 

Fanny Rice was forced to leave the bill 
at Keith's, Philadelphia, Tuesday night, 
suffering a severe cold, which rendered 
her unable to speak above a wisper. 

Paul Barnes opened in Liverpool, Eng- 
land, week of March 9. The press com- 
ments were favorable. 




■ " ■■ i ■ i — MS—— — ummtm i^y^^^^^^™^— 

Cincinnati Pooling: Arrangement Calculated to Make 
Secessionists Think Twice Before Moving Con 
sidered a Brilliant Strategic Plan. 

Those who have followed the efforts of 
the Edison Company to line the moving 
picture trade up into a systematized 
machine, believe that the scheme of the 
Film Service Association to conduct a co- 
operative rental exchange in Cincinnati 
is a broader plan than appears on its face. 
Ostensibly the pooling arrangement is en- 
tered into in order to cover Cincinnati, 
that city being without a representative 
owing to the retirement of the Southern 
Film Exchange from membership in the as- 

Whether there was any deeper motive 
or not, the move will undoubtedly have the 
effect of binding the present membership 
more closely to its present affiliation, 
through the fear that desertion will im- 
mediately be followed by the establishment 
of a local opposition backed by the com- 
bined strength of the Association. The ex- 
ecutive committee is credited with having 
executed a skillful manoeuvre. 

Deductions were carried even father than 
this. No one could be found who would 
venture to make a definite forecast, but 
the belief was expresed in several quarters 
that this system of pooling interests 
would spread until practically the whole 
rental business was bound together in its 
individual parts in some sort of community 
of interest plan and operated from a com- 
mon centre. Even thus early advocates 
for such a system are many, it is said. 

In outline the Cincinnati participat- 
ing pool provides that each of the 
eighty -one members of the Film 
Service Association be offered a share 
in the enterprise at $50 each, pw- 
ticipatora to contribute 10 reels of moving 
pictures each, and draw down a pro rata 
share of the profits. It is presumed that 
the Cincinnati exchange will likewise cover 
Cleveland, that point being unrepresented 
in the Association owing to the resignation 
of C. H. Peckham (Cleveland Film Ex- 

The prospectus of the Association ex- 
plaining the pool scheme, which was sent 
out broadcast this week, follows: 

"At a meeting of the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Film Service Association held 
in New York March 21, 1008, the Committee 
voted to open an office at Cincinnati, Ohio, 
in the interests of the Association. This 
action was taken because the Association 
has no representative in that city and it 
was thought desirable to adopt vigorous 
methods to fight the opposition there. 

"It was decided that the office should be 
owned and controlled by the entire Associa- 
tion and that each of the eighty-one (81) 
members of the Association should be of- 
fered an opportunity to have a share in 
the support and profits of the office. 

"The pool owning this office shall be com- 
posed of the members of this Association, 
and the number of shares in the pool shall 
not exceed 81. The pool and the office shall 
be managed by the Executive Committee 
of the Association. 

"Every member of the Association may 
subscribe for one share in this pool, but 

a member shall not be permitted to sub- 
scribe for a share for any branch house. 

"The subscription to each share of the 
pool shall be $50 and 10 reels of film. The 
total number of shares in the pool shall not 
exceed 81, and the total amount with which 
the pool shall begin business will be 
$4,060 in cash and 810 reels of film, or as 
nearly this amount as may be subscribed. 

"A check for $50 shall accompany each 
subscription to the pool for each share sub- 
scribed for and a list of reels of film giv- 
ing the names of the subjects upon the reels, 
from which list the Committee shall have 
the right to select 10 reels, each to con- 
tain approximately 1,000 feet of film, and 
when delivered to the office at Cincinnati 
to be in a condition satisfactory to the 
Committee. No reels are to be sent in with 
the subscription, but merely the list of 
reels from which ten may be selected.' 



At Miner's Eighth Avenue theatre, where 
the Western Wheel burlesque shows play 
weekly, there is an announcement made 
that the moving pictures presented there 
in conjunction with the show proper will 
be changed daily. 

The pictures were added by the man- 
agement to offset the effect of the store 
shows in the vicinity. 


The argument in the injunction suit 
brought against the Kalem Company by 
Klaw & Erlanger and Harper Brothers to 
stop the sale of a moving picture entitled 
"Ben Hur," was up for argument last Fri- 
day, but was put over until April 10. 


Arrangements have been made with Miles 
Brothers, whereby one of their men in San 
Francisco shall travel to Magdalena Bay, 
there to make moving pictures of the Amer- 
ican warships at target practice. The 
photographer will then proceed to Santa 
Barbara, Cal., and reduce tho main points 
of the fleet's reception there to cinemato- 
graphic negatives. The warships will ar- 
rive in Santa Barbara just about the time 
of the annual floral carnival, and this event 
will be held as part of the welcoming cere- 

It will be two weeks before the fleet 
reaches its destination, San Francisco. By 
that time the reels will be made up and 
in the hands of exhibitors, making it pos- 
sible to show the subject while the papers 
are full of the successful arrival of the 
warships after their record-breaking voy- 

The reel will be the property of the 
Kalem Company, who made the arrange- 
ments with Miles Bros. 

The Family, Erie, Pa., which closed its 
doors a few weeks ago, is offered for sale. 


Certain dissatisfied members of the Film 
Service Association who sought to agitate 
the subject of ~a convention, have iof this 
present given up their project. A report 
bad it that the meeting would be called 
for to-day, but during the week there was 
no indication that a convention would be 
held at any time in the near future. 

Percy L. Waters, treasurer of the As- 
sociation, said this week that the agita- 
tion had arisen in Chicago, but the de- 
mand for a general meeting had not been 
widespread enough to call for serious at- 


The Casino, Asbury Park, N. J., will 
offer pictures, in addition to three vaude- 
ville acts, as the amusement at the sea- 
shore this summer. Walter Rosenberg has 
the Casino under his direction, and has 
made up his mind that this form of amuse- 
ment will be the most profitable. Prices 
will range from ten to thirty cents, a scale 
Mr. Rosenberg says will be more attractive 
to the residents and transients than the 
higher prices a straight vaudeville bill 
would require. 

This, says Mr. Rosenberg, was proven 
to his satisfaction last summer when Geo. 
Homans played vaudeville in the Casino. 
Although high class bills were given, the 
business could not be drawn in, the largest 
week's gross receipts having been $1,200, 
and that was an exception. 

Mr. Rosenberg operates other moving 
picture theatres. In Portchester, N. Y., 
there are two shows daily given of pictures 
and acts, with an "amateur night" once 
weekly at the same prices of admission. 
The manager says he is fully satisfied with 
results, and were he to play more than two 
shows a day, does not believe the entertain- 
ment would be as attractive or profitable. 


Rlaney'a Theatre was profusely billed 
throughout Yonkers last week as offering 
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by a dramatic 
organization. Now, it so happens that 
between Blaney's Theatre and the main 
street car line of the town an enterpris- 
ing moving picture exhibitor holds forth. 

Monday electricians were busy in front 
of the house, and with the falling of dark- 
ness there blazed forth in electrics the 
legend "DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE," 
completely smothering the Blaney sign fur- 
ther up the block. 

Idle ushers and house attendants stood 
around Blaney's until 8:30, wondering 
what had become of the Monday night 
audience until some, going outside to see 
if the street cars had stopped running, 
found the audience crowding into the 
nickelodeon down the block. 

The Kalem Company recently tried the 
experiment of sending with each of its 
new reels a printed pamphlet descriptive 
of the subject for use of the house lecturer. 
This week the concern received orders from 
Boston and a Chicago theatre for 10,000 
copies of these lectures, to be distributed 
with the programs to ttie audience. 

"Coaching Days" will be revived at the 
Cleveland Hippodrome during the spring. 

The Majestic, Johnstown, closes on 
April 11. The Park in the same city 
brings its vaudeville season to an end 


Charles Paths, of Paths Brothers, the 
French film manufacturers, is coming over 
'here within a f eW Weeks." Mrr&at st;"&Mr- 
Pathes' American representative, declared 
this week that the coming visit of the 
head of the big firm had no significance. 

"M. Pathe has chosen America for the 
scene of a recreation trip, 1 * said he. "His 
vacations are interrupted by business if 
he remains in France, and he wishes to 
get away from the cares of the office. His 
last trip to this side he remembers with 
pleasure. Mme. Pathe will accompany 

Mr. Berst added that his home office 
had no idea of entering the American ex- 
hibition field, as had been surmised. 



VARIETY'S Chicago Office, 
Chicago Opera House Block. 

Chicago, April 2. 
G. Johnson has secured the lease of the 
Auditorium at Crookston, Minn., and will 
install a moving picture show. 

A new moving picture house will be 
opened at Mauison, Ind., by Mrs. L. E. 
Holwager, in the remodeled Adams prop- 
erty, adjoining the "Nickelectra," 

The Armory and Grand, Michigan City, 
Ind., both moving picture houses, have 
combined, and the former will close its 

Sherman and Grinnell opened an "Elec- 
tric" theatre at 22 East Main Street, Walla 
Walla, Wash. It is known as the "Pas- 

The new "Bijou Dream," Lincoln, Neb., 
opened in the Loomis-Miller block, giving 
moving pictures and illustrated songs. 

A moving picture show is being fitted 
out in the store room at 211 Chestnut 
Street, Norfolk, Va., by G. A. Quick, Berk- 
ley Theatre, in that city, who has been 
operating pictures for two weeks, and 
business is reported good. 

A new building for theatrical purposes — 
evidently vaudeville and moving pictures 
— will be erected by T. G. Schaefer at the 
southwest corner of North and Washtenaw 
Avenues, to cost $25,000. 

The Bijou Family Theatre, Alexandria, 
Minn., has opened with moving pictures 
and illustrated songs under the manage- 
ment of F. Thorn. 

The third moving picture theatre has 
been established in the Farlow building, 
Rapid City, S. D., by Otto Hogen and 

J. E. Hanlon. 


The Crystal, Athens, Ga., opened with 
moving pictures last week. 

On May 1 a new moving picture show 
will be opened at Red Wing, Minn., in a 
store room on Bush Street. 

Griesfbaum and Owens have leased a 
store on East Main Street, Springfield, 
Ohio, and will operate) picture shows. 




The Kalem Company hat been served 
with BummoDB in a suit brought by Will- 
iam A. Brady to pffcveut the «&£* : indssr 
hibition of that concern's moving picture, 
"The Merry Widow." 

Mr. Brady recently obtained from the 
United States Circuit Court an injunction 
against the production of the popular musi- 
cal piece being given by a foreign company 
at the White Horse Tavern on Third Ave- 
nue. In the effort to suppress the moving 
picture version the plaintiff alleges that the 
reel is an actual reproduction of the piece 
as given by the Third Avenue company, 
which performance has been declared by 
the court to be an infringement of the 
Brady copyright. In the moving picture 
reel the cast of that company is incorpor- 

The Kalem people, however, point to the 
recent decision in which the United States 
Court of Appeals declared that the mechan- 
ical reproduction of a musical composition 
could not be construed as an infringement 
upon the copyright, and advance the claim 
that this suit is a parallel case. 


The American Exchange, a film rental 
bureau, has started a school for the tech- 
nical instruction of moving picture opera- 
tors in Brooklyn. Lectures and demon- 
strations are given semi-weekly. Special 
stress is placed upon a thorough under- 
standing of the municipal regulations and 
the rules of the underwriters governing 
these exhibitions, and the newest safety 
precautions are shown. 


When the joint Congressional Commit- 
tee held its hearing last week at the 
New Willard, Washington, on the amended 
copyright measure to be presented to 
Congress, the moving picture manufactur- 
ers were represented, as well as producers 
and authors of plays. 

William A. Brady, the manager, was 
most emphatic in his protests against 
moving pictures being reproduced of play* 
without the consent * of the owner. Mr. 
Brady said he had been obliged to close 
a "Way Down Enst" road company, when 
it reached the Middle West, the store 
show at five cents' admission having given 
the entire play. 

The picture men were also heard by 
the committee. 


Minerva, "The Handcuff Queen," has i 
real date. She is playing Bennett's, Mont- 
real, this week, upon which is hung some- 
thing of a story. 

Two weeks ago the female handcuff 
expert should have played at the Savoy, 
Hamilton, Canada, booked by William Mor- 
ris. The week previously she "lay off" in 
the town, reporting ill on the Monday 
morning of the engagement. A local phy- 
sician designated by Manager Appleton of 
the Savoy as an examiner reported he 
could find no trace of any illness, but 
Minerva did not play the week. 

Now she h at Bennetfs. Mr. Bennett 
also has a theatre at Hamilton, in oppo- 
sition to the Savoy. 

Some legal steps were looked for from 
Mr. Appleton in an effort to restrain Min- 
erva from further appearing in Canadian 



7 Mins. 

"Caught" is a product of the Vitagraph 
Company, and a very desirable picture. 
Although melodramatic in treatment, it is 
not thrilling, but holds interest easily 
through the subject matter — an attempted 
bank robbery. The headquarters of a band 
of thieves is shown, and other scenes lead 
through the story from the employment of 
one of the gang by the owner of a pawn- 
shop which adjoins the bank, to the arrest 
of the band by the police officers as they 
emerge from the cellar beneath the bank's 
vault through a stone removed from the 
floor. A ruse to take the pawnbroker from 
his shop is by a message that his wife is 
ill at home. During his absence, the new em- 
ployee passes his confederates downstairs, 
where both begin operations with pick and 
shovel. The pawnbroker returning, furious 
at the deception practiced, in casting about 
for the probable reason, suspects his new 
clerk. Leaving his shop, he confides his 
suspicions to the police, who do the rest. 
Other than some very palpable "faking," 
the picture has been well laid and worked 
out, but the "faky" appearance at times 
detracts from the merits. For instance, the 
stone supposed to be a part of the vault's 
solid flooring, is easily raised by 
the hand of one man, seemingly working 
upon hinges. Its "prop" construction be- 
comes plainly observable. "Caught" should 
be in big demand at the present time. 
A picture of similar nature has not been 
seen in a long while, excepting "A Hold-Up 
in Calabria." Sime. 

••'I he intetiiiiu-cul AUrm, Clock/'- • 

"The Intermittent Alarm Clock" ought 
to especially appeal to children. It is a 
"Buster Brown" joke in nature, naturally 
conceived and executed. A youngster, after 
winding Lp an alarm clock, places it in the 
drawer of a library table. His father 
(presumably) enters and at the set 
moment, the clock commences to ring, con- 
tinuing intermittently, while the father and 
housekeeper make a vain search for it. 
The boy remains on the sofa meanwhile 
hiding his face behind a book, convulsed 
with laughter. The father suspects his 
son, but has no real grounds to fix upon. 
While temporarily absent from the room 
in search of the noise dispenser, the young- 
ster places the clock, after again winding 
it, in his father's overcoat pocket. His 
parent leaves the house, going to church. 
The interior of the church with pulpit, 
and the minister earnest' y discoursing is 
seen, and while growing vehement in his 
remarks, the preacher is interrupted by the 
alarm going off. An usher traces it to the 
father, and gently but firmly ejects him. 
Outside the clock is discovered in the coat. 
The father rushes homeward, catching his 
offspring and a companion in paroxysms of 
laughter, quickly abated when father spanks 
son with no light hand for the finale. It 
is a most amusing picture, for the fun is 
wholesome, and the picture well played. It 
cannot fail to be enjoyed. The maker's 
name is not known. Sime. 

Dr. C. B. Clarke's "Globe of Death" 
left for England this week. 

A. D. Nem, Put* t 

C. W J..«« U I lie T.l.l 






Detroit. March 21. 1908. ion 

Vew York. 

Gentlemen: - 

Inclosed please find $2.00 for tine year's sub- 
scription to Variety. I have usually bought Variety at the 
news stands, but this opportunity cannot be overlooked. I 
have found your publication to be the only one which gives us 
an unbiased view of the much discussed film question at this 
time, besides much other valuable information that no one in 
the "show business" can afford to be without. 


Yours very truly. 

The above Utter is reproduced as the endorsement of VARIETY'S policy by en unprejudiced ob- 
server. It is in answer to a circular letter forwarded to exhibitors offering; a year's subscription at 
the special price of $2. VARIETY in its "Moving- Picture News and Reviews" has adopted the same 
policy pr evailin g throughout the paper — impartial and unbiased. 

VARIETY believes that the best news is all the news. No t a varnished tale, or suppression of 
facts for the benefit or injury of anyone. In this way VARIETY believes the reader grows to accept 
the matter in the paper as the most complete obtainable, and place* reliance, knowing it has sot been 
garbled. News gatherings of this nature become valuable, for it must of a necessity cover all sides 
and points. When the independenoe of the policy is established, the resder turns to the paper which 
presents all sides as an honest endeavor to collect the news without bias. 

VARIETY likes the above letter for it comes from an exhibitor, oompetent to judge of a paper's 
policy as between opposing sides, whereas a manufacturer or renter linked with either of the feroes 
oould not pass an unprejudioed opinion. 

m Amft**tr Ktj&tot" (Cfimedv). 

Comedy subjects have the call in the 
Fourteenth Street place this week. There 
are three new comic films, all by the same 
manufacturer (Pathe Freres), of which 
this is easily the best. The opening 
scene shows a well dressed "souse" 
watching a vaudeville performance from 
a box, much after the manner of Billie 
Reeves in the Karno "Music Hall" act. 
The clubman is much interested in an 
equilibrist, who balances chairs and tables 
on his chin. After he is put out of the 
theatre he goes through a long list of 
adventures in which he tries to perform 
similar feats on the street, in oafes and 
at home. The point of the reel is that a 
proper background of situation is estab- 
lished before the clubman is taken 
through his furniture smashing adven- 
tures and general rough house, which am 
thereby made legitimately funny. He Is 
a splendid pantomimist, and the stage 
management of the whole subject is skill- 
ful. This is one of the best humorous 
subjects that has been shown in some 
time. Bush. 

"In Morocco." 

This reel shows characteristic scenes in 

and about Tangiers, being a new "travel 

subject," depending for its interest upon 

the universal eagerness with which people 

accept information about places which 
they have never seen. The views are well 
done, although it seems that the country 
might have provided more picturesque 
scenes than those given. The market 
places, military fortresses and Hebrew 
quarter of the town are displayed in turn. 
The pictures have plenty of motion in all 
except the fortress, where only one or two. 
moving figures are in range of the camera. 
One good scene showed native musicians 
practicing their art. The film holds inter- 
est. Ruth. 


"Hypnotizing Mother-in-Law." 


500 Feet. 

There have been many subjects deal- 
ing with the mother-in-law question, but 
this latest output by the Essanay Manu- 
facturing Company, Chicago, excells in 

the comedy line. A newly married man 
finds it impossible to get along with his 
wife's mother, who lives with the couple, 
and plans to get rid of her. He re- 
ceives an advertisement from a hypnotie 
school, which informs him he can learn 
to hypnotize by mail. He has an idea that 
he can hypnotize his mother-in-law, there- 
by making her leave his home. He re- 
ceives the lessons and proceeds to learn 
the art. He practices continually wherever 
he goes. In the street car he scares pas- 
sengers with funny antics; runs into a 
man carrying a sack of flour; makes his 
mother-in-law pack her belongings and 
leave his home. The amateur hypnotist 
meets his Waterloo when the indignant 
old lady finds him later. The situations 
are funny and well worked out. 

Frank Wietberg. 




The Columbus Railroad Company, Co- 
lumbus, Ga., contemplates building a park 
in the near future. 

The Heed-Blake Amusement Company 
(Boulder, Col.) has incorporated for $30,- 
000. Incorporators are W. E. Blake, E. V. 
Reed and E. J. French. 

The Columbus Amusement Company, 
Columbus, Ohio, has incorporated for 
$25,000, and will build a theatre at In- 
dianola Park this Spring. 

The Crescent Amusement Company, Chi- 
cago, incorporated with capital of $5,000. 
Incorporators are H. E. Leopold, L. A. 
Schwab and W. V. Brothers. 

Preparations are under way for the 
opening of Fontaine Ferry Park, Louis- 
ville. A new building for vaudeville pur- 
pose will be among the additions. 

The Western Vaudeville Association will 
book acts direct for Eastern parks this 
Summer, arrangements to that effect hav- 
ing been made with the United Offices. 

The minor circulated that Al Fresco 
Park, Peoria, 111., will not be opened this 
season has no truth. The resort will be 
larger and better than ever this sea- 

The Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo Val- 
ley Traction Company has extended the 
electric road to the Amusement Park on 
Kalamazoo River near Plainwell, which is 
* popular resort. 

There are at present two parks at Co- 
lumbus, Miss., one for white and the other 
for the colored inhabitants. New conces- 
sions and outdoor features will be placed 
during the spring. 

The Idora Park Company, Oakland, 
Cal.. has incorporated, with capital of 
$500,000. Directors: R. L. Oliver, N. M. 
Crossley, Richard P. Miller, Dennis 
Searles and Walter P. Johnson. 

New Orleans, April 2. 
Rumor says William Morris, through 
his Chicago office, is trying to secure the 
contract for furnishing the attractions at 
West End Park the coming summer. 

The Learn y Ladies, the feature of the 
Barnura -Bailey show at the G'arden, have 
been booked to appear in the summer 
parks after the circus engagement, the act 
eloeing with the show in New York. 

The Montgomery Traction Company, 
owning Electric Park, Montgomery, Ala., 
proposes to improve the resort and install 
new attractions, including a casino, by 
the opening of the season, set for May 1. 

Two of Denver's parks are now open. 
20,000 people were estimated to have vis- 
ited the resorts the opening day (March 
13). The warm weather prevailing in 
Colorado induced the management to 
start early. 

Mile. Somimerville and her Dancing 
Horse played the Avenue Theatre, St. 
Louis, last week. This will probably be 
their last vaudeville week before the act 
enters upon its summer engagement in 
"Dreamland," Coney Island. 


"Wonderland," Milwaukee's summer 
amusement resort, opens for the season 
May 30 under new management. The offi- 
cers are: George T. Moyer, president; 
Frank J. Kip, vice-president, and George 
F. Mehring, secretary and treasurer. 

The amusement resort at Aurora, 111., 
owned by the Aurora, Elgin and Chicago 
Road will be under the management of 
Charles Lamb, connected with Riverview 
Park, Chicago, last summer. New attrac- 
tions and improvements are promised. 

Electric Park, Waterloo, la., opens June 
7, under the management of Roy Nichols 
and Lore Alford. A new vaudeville the- 
atre seating 1,000, with removable roof, is 
planned, and the coaster, having a riding 
area of 1,400 feet, will be one of the fea- 

Vaudeville and moving pictures, in ad- 
dition to the regular attractions, will be 
provided at the following Michigan parks 
this summer: Oak wood Park, Kalamazoo 
(L. D. LeRoy); Gognac Park, Battle 
Creek (L. A. Kertson); Waverly and Pine 
Lake Parks (J. S. Wilson and J. A. Brus- 

The Hungarian Boys' Band, an organi- 
zation of thirty-five youthful musicians, 
now playing at Albert Hall, London, will 
reach New York about May 1, to play 
the summer park season under the guid- 
ance of B. Obermayer, the New York 
representative of Somers & Warner, the 
English agents. 

According to present plans Trout Park, 
Elgin, 111., will be transformed into an 
amusement resort by a stock company 
now being organized by EL Stevens. It 
will have a vaudeville theatre, coaster, 
bathing beach and other features. It is 
expected that the park will be in shape 
to open about May 30. 

Paul Goudron, of the Sullivan-Considine 
forces, has devised a new amusement 
"thriller" for outdoor resorts. It will be 
installed in a number of parks this sum- 
mer. The "thriller" is said to be more 
sensational than anything so far intro- 
duced in the novelty amusement line. No 
details have been given out. 

Youngstown, O., April 2. 
Joseph Wess, manager of Avon Park, 
may yet secure a liquor license for his 
resort. It was thought he would have to 
abandon tht park, when the prohibition 
policy went into effect in Liberty town- 
ship, where Avon is situated. Mr. Wess, 
however, intends making a town of Avon 
Park by itself. It will be districted, and 
sufficient "citizens" imported, when a vote 
will be taken upon the liquor question. 

Boston, April 2. 
Boy den Heights, planned by the late 
George B. Hoyden for a summer park, has 
been transferred to Arthur Mulvey and 
Edward Whicher, of Boston, who will open 
it on Decoration Day. The grounds com- 
prise 42 acres, and were laid out at an 

expense of $70,000. The sale includes 
everything on the property. Charles C. 
Ames managed the place last season. It 
is located on the shore of Narragansett 

The bookings for "White City," Syra- 
cuse (N. Y.), this coming season will be 
placed by J. C. Matthews, the agent, who 
acted as booking director for the park the 
latter end of last Summer. No manager 
Ims yet been selected. L. H. Harner, of 
Cleveland, last held the position. A 
more expensive bill than has been cus- 
tomary at this resort will be installed 

The refusal of Mayor McCarthy of 
Richmond, Va., to grant license for the 
sale of liquor at "Idlewood," a summer 
resort, caused Manager Fred Lewis to 
convert the Pavilion into a Japanese tea 
garden, and when the season opens the 
place will be made attractive by the pres- 
ence of six Geisha girls direct from the 
Orient, who will act as attendants, and 
serve non-intoxicating refreshments. 

Ernest Harrington, of Princeton, Ind., 
who operates a number of summer the- 
atres in Indiana and Illinois, is planning 
to build a new house at Evansville, Ind., 
and is negotiating for the purchase of a 
piece of property on Fourth and Vine 
Streets, considered a desirable spot. Mr. 
Harrington proposes to erect a brick build- 
ing with a seating capacity of 1,200. It 
will have a dome-like roof and a fence 
about 12 feet high, in place of walls. 
Otherwise the house will be on the order 
of any regular theatre. Vaudeville and 
other attractions will be given in conjunc- 
tion with the circuit of six summer the- 
atres in the South controlled by Frank 

Vaudeville, moving pictures, roller skat- 
ing and band concerts will constitute the 
principal form of amusement at the parks 
and summer resorts operated in Connecti- 
cut by the Connecticut Company of New 
Haven, J. A. Blake manager. The parks 
controlled by the company are the follow- 
ing: Pine Rock Park, Shelton; Quassa- 
pang, Middlebury; Roton Point, So. Nor- 
walk; Laurel Park, Hartford; Lakeview 
Park, Middletown; Wildwood, Putnam; 
White Oak Park, New Britain; Ocean 
Beach, New London; Savin Rock, West 
Haven; Highland Lake, Winsted; Han- 
over Park, Meriden. In addition the firm 
holds the lease on Rye Beach, Rye, New 
York, situated on Long Island Sound, and 
another in course of construction at Nor- 
wich, Conn. 

The following parks and outdoor amuse- 
ment resorts will install moving picture 
shows for the coming summer season, to- 
gether with other concessions: 

Reere* Park, Foatorla, O., R. S. Powley. man- 

Union Park. Ishpemlnp, Mich.. J. W. Corkin- 
dale. manager. 

Wlndmont Park, Galeaburg, 111., .R. H. Hay- 
ward, mnnager. 

Lake Newell Park. Bast Liverpool, O., F. B. 
Lawrence, manager, Newoll. W. Va. 

Park — Savannah, Ga., Savannah Electric Com- 
pany, manager. 

Lake Ontario Park, Kingston, Ont., D. P. 
Branlgan, manager. 

Bdjrewater Park. PanlelsvUle. Pa., H. P. 
Weaver, park manage. 

Taleguga Park, Attleboro, Maaa., R. A. Har- 
rington, owner, Providence, R. I. 

Park — Sheffield. Ala.. H. B. Elmore, owner. 

Park— Sioux Olty, B. L. Kirk, manager. 

Park — Kingston, N. Y., O. G. Reed, manager. 

Park — Sheboygan, Win., Sheboygan Light A 
Power Company, own ere. 

Electric Park, Houghton, Mich., F. O. Mayotte, 

Jenlson Electric Park, Holland, Mich., Cbaa. 
Floyd, manager. 

Park — Colorado Springs, Col.. Colorado Spring* 
and Interurban Railway Company, ownera. 

Park — Albuquereque, New Mexico; Albuquerque 
Traction Company, ownera. 

Park— Portland, Ore., Portland Railway, Light 
and Power Company, owner*. 

Park — Muskogee, Oklahoma; Muskogee Electric 
Traction Company, owners. 

Park — Bluff ton, Indiana; Marion, Bluff ton and 
Eastern Traction Company, owners. 

The United Booking Offices, through 
Jule Delmar, who has charge of all the 
park bookings for the United, excepting a 
few small resorts in New England under 
the charge of W. F. Tucker, stated this 
week that his agency had made no connec- 
tion of any kind with the National Park 
Managers' Association, of which C. Ober- 
heid is secretary. This is in confirmation 
of the statement made by Mr. Oberheid 
to Variety a couple of weeks ago to the 
same effect. Mr. Delmar added that no 
negotiations were pending for the Na- 
tional business, nor had the United any 
information as to its affairs or the char- 
acter of the business it intended to carry 
on. A season's booking could be given 
acts by the United at present, said Mr. 
Delmar, over a summer park circuit. Sal- 
aries would be graded to cover both the 
large and the small time, so the acts could 
play continuously during the summer. Be- 
sides eight places in 'Pennsylvania, where 
deals are now pending for the United to 
book, Mr. Delmar gave the following list 
of cities where the United would place 
the vaudeville numbers the coming sea- 
son: Jamestown, Gloversville, Newburg, 
Syracuse (N. Y.) ; Erie, Allentown, Ash- 
land (Pa.); Toledo, Dayton, East Liver- 
pool (CM; Wheeling (W. Va.) ; Millville 
(N. J.) and New Castle (Del.). 

Tne dedication of Forest Park, the new 
Chicago amusement resort, took place Sun- 
day, March 22. About 6,000 attended. The 
entrance is imposing and consists of two 
immense tow^s, over sixty feet high, con- 
nected by a peristyle which forms the. 
entrances. The style is the art nouveau. 
Inside is a fountain of considerable size, 
and mounted on a pedestal in the fountain 
is a female figure of heroic size in full 
Mardi Gras costume, with cap and bells, 
stick and bladder, representing "Follv." 
The permanent buildings already under 
way and well erected are a ball, room 
nearly 200 feet in length, with the largest 
rathskeller in the West underneath; a 
skating rink that is to be the largest in 
the history of parks; Theatres, Arcades, 
a Casino, Band Shell, Four Electric Thea- 
tres, Japanese Tea Gardens, and what is 
called "The Crooked Way," which is to be 
the "mid-way." One of the largest roller 
coasters in the world is partially up. 
"The Chutes" structure is nearly com- 
pleted, with its accompanying lagoon; a 
new device called "Dip the Dips" is build- 
ing, a novel aerostadt that lifts constantly 
during its circular motion, like an um- 
brella, and gives the motion of riding 
ocean billows to the cars; a "thriller" and 
a new one will be a pneumatic tube 
that will shoot the people through it un- 
derground, above ground, and circuit the 
lagoon, the action being that of the regu- 
lation mail tube, only "shooting" human 
beings instead of mail matter. 




Initial Presentation, Firit Appearance or 
Reappearance in New York City. 

Terry and Lambert, Colonial. 
4I A Wight in Seville," Fifth Avenue. 
Nat S. Jerome and Company, Pastor's. 
J. W. Sherry, Pastor's. 
Sophie Taylor, Pastor's. 
Conroy, LeMaire and Company, Pas- 
Richard Crolius and Co., Novelty. 
Burt Jordan, Novelty. 

Lawrence D'Orsay and Company (4). 
"Footfalls" (Comedy). 
20 Mini.; Four (Parlor). 
Fifth Avenue. 

"By gee," said The Head of the House 
as we were seated in the Fifth Avenue 
Monday night, "it looks like a good show, 

"Guess it is," I says, "but leave that 
4 mut' thing for parlor stuff." 

"Well, it goes," says she. "Wonder 
what D'Orsay has?" 

"Oh, it must be good," I says. "He's 
high priced." 

"How high?" says she. 

"High enough," says I. 

"It's 'Footfalls,' " she says, "and it's 
going to be funny, I bet," as the sketch 

"There's D'Orsay," she says, staving in 
one rib with her elbow, "and he's carrying 
a walking stick with a riding suit." 

"Well," says I, "he wants to keep track 
of his hands." / 

"Rotten," she says. "It isn't correct; 
that's the point." 

"What should he carry?" says I. "A 

"Rottener," says she. "It should be a 
riding crop." 

"Perhaps they have changed the style," 
I says, not believing Mr. D'Orsay could 
go wrong. 

"Nope," she says. "I guess he's just 
carrying out the popular idea that a Duke 
knows nothing." 

"Well," says I, "Billy Inman told me 
in a case of this kind if a man expresses 
an intention of cutting the walking stick 
down, he still comes under the head of 
the 'real thing.'" 

"What is that noise about?" says she. 

"It's the managers and agents sobbing," 
I says. 

"Why?" says she. "Arn't they used to 

"What do you think of 'Footfalls'?'' 
says I. 

"They could have saved it," she says. 

"How?" I says. "By burning it up?" 

"Nope," she says; "by renaming it." 

"What would you call it ?" I says. 

"'The Worst Sketch in the World,'" 
•ays she. Sime. 

Baton Spinning. 
Full Stage. 

The Victoria, with its highly educated 
clientele, is scarcely the place for a turn 
of this sort to expect an enthuiastic re- 
ception. Elverton has nothing startling 
to show in his specialty. Pretty much 
all of his routine is the stock in the 
trade of the others doing this work. In 
the detail of dressing;* however, Elverton 


Maurice Levi and His Band (27). 
26 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Fifth Avenue. 

Maurice Levi and His Band are back in 
vaudeville, to vaudeville's great delight. 
This bandmaster, who ranks with the 
best, knows his audiences and plays to 
them with a cordial appreciation for his 
reward. Mr. Levi has placed two of his 
own compositions from "The Soul Kiss" 
on his program, opening with "Happy 
Days," where the brasses find the oppor- 
tunity, and "Rah, Rah, Rah," in which 
the musicians chant the chorus, conclud- 
ing with "Stiegen." An Indian song 
number, and a cornet solo (ballad) are 
also new, while some of Mr. Levi's most 
popular selections from last season have 
been retained, notably "Cherry" and "Piz- 
zicato." "The Star Spangled Banner" is 
the finale to wild applause. There is no 
bandmaster who can please a house more 
completely than Maurice Levi. He is the 
same entertainer while conducting, having 
added to his other directing tributaries 
a single and double motion of the knees, 
which keep close watch on the wood in- 
struments as Mr. Levi directs the brasses 
and the drums. Mr. Levi is now organ- 
ized for personally conducting several 
thousand musicians at once if each could 
obtain a full view of him. William Chase, 
of Syracuse, is the harpist this season, 
bringing the instrument prominently into 
the pieces, and there are several indi- 
vidual players of special merit in Mr. 
Levi's organization, a splendid one for 
any grade of music. Sime. 

Simon and Shields' Company (6). 
"High Life in Jail" (Travesty). 
22 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

"A laugh at any cost" seems to be the 
system upon which the sketch is built. 
The stage is set as an interior of a jail, 
luxuriously fitted out with a pool table, 
buffet bar and attendants. The prisoners 
appear in striped clothes, cut according 
to the latest modes, one in a frock coat, 
another in evening dress of the prison 
livery. The conversation is such as would 
be heard about a hotel lobby — the 
"guests" complain of the wretched service, 
and this in contrast with the picture of de- 
privation associated with a prison fur- 
nishes the humor of the piece. The real 
backbone of the comedy is William Mack, 
one of the "convicts," who reminds one 
forcibly of the comedian that was a mem- 
ber of Sidney Deane's company when it 
played in local vaudeville in "A Christmas 
on Blackwell's Island." Some of the 
humor is rather forced, and in places there 
occur familiar "gags," but in the main 
the sketch is a strong laughing number, 
and has a foundation which can be en- 
riched indefinitely, as new matter is in- 
serted. Rush. 

can show his fellows some new ideas. 
The act is prettily costumed, and Mabel 
Irvin, who acts as assistant, does a good 
deal to brighten up the number by her 

-tivtructive-^ppeawa''* Push. ... 

Gates and Black. 
Talk and Parodies. 
18 Mins.; One. 

The pair make up a very conventional 
conversation team with very little to offer 
by way of novelty. The "straight" man 
makes an unfavorable impression imme- 
diattly upon his appearance through care- 
less dressing. The parodies, sung by both 
straight and Hebrew comedian, the latter 
with a funny make-up, are new and funny 
in a rough, obvious way, but the talk 
is impossible. As a sample they told the 
"gag" about the distance between Christ- 
mas and New Year's and New Year's and 
Christmas. Ruth. 


Valerie Bergere and Company (4). 
"The Morning After the Play" (Comedy). 
Full Stage; 25 Mins. 
Shea's, Buffalo. 

Opening in Miss Clifford's apartments, 
the production of a comedy has taken 
place the night before. Christy Clifford, 
the actress, anxious to see how the play has 
taken, reads the morning papers, only to 
find it a failure. A friend, Robert Pem- 
berton arrives, and confesses his love, and 
is about to be accepted when Mrs. Craig 
Townsend is introduced, who claims the 
lover as her property and who is applying 
for a divorce, expecting to marry him. He 
denounces he , makes up with the actress, 
and all turns out for the best. The star 
appears to good advantage and the pieces 
and support pleased. The cast has five 
characters. Dickson. 

Jolly and Wild. 

Musical Comedy. 

16 Mins.; Full Stage; Close "One." 

Majestic, Chicago. 

Edward Jolly and Winifrrd Wild make 
their first appearance here in a musical 
comedy entitled "The Music Teacher," 
consisting of a carefully arranged routine 
of talk, interspersed with pianologue and 
well chosen songs, from two well known 
musical productions. The sketch is neat 
and refined and proved very entertaining. 
It deserves more prominence on the bill, 
and would have scored even harder 
farther down on the program. 

Frank Wiesberg. 


Female Impersonator. 

14 Mins.; One. 

Lyric, Dallas, Tex. (Week March 23). 

McGarvey, formerly with ''The Boston- 
ians," has an act comparatively new to 
Dallas theatregoers, and one that natural- 
ly would appear to much better advantage 
on a larger and better equipped stage. 
His make-up is very good, aided macrial- 
ly by a splendid contralto voice, used to 
advantage during the action of the skit. 
The mannerisms employed by McGarvey, 
besides being natural and well chosen, are 
much enhanced by good costuming, and 
his act took extremely well at this house. 
, Shannon Fife. 


This week's offering is far and away 
above the average for the Fulton Street 
establishment, partly due to the fact 
that there was only one new act on the 
bill in the process of "breaking in," and 
that turned out to be an entertaining 
laughing number. This was Mike Simon 
and Ren Shields' "High Life in Jali" (New 
Acts). The rest of the show was made up 
of well-known acts. 

It was found necessary to introduce 
a short intermission into the middle of the 
evening, owing to the presence of a large 
proportion of full stage numbers. O Hana 
San followed the pause. "The Geisha's 
Dream" has been immensely improved 
since its last showing at this same house, 
where it made its bow in November, 1006. 
The addition of singing helps it immense- 
ly. The program does not indicate to 
which of the trio a really delightful voice 
belongs. It should. An opening number 
started the act off nicely, and a swiftly 
shifting series of posings, dances, songs 
and scenic novelties held the audience 
interested to the end. The undressing 
scene, shown in silhouette, rather startled 
the audience, but the skillful handling 
robbed it of any offense. Either the 
colored slides have been, improved, or the 
lighting arrangements are displaying them 
to better advantage. 

It's a straight comedy bill with the 
exception of Milton and Dolly Nobles' 
"Like a Thief in the Night," which is 
extremely sombre. The whole sketch de- 
pends upon the degree of suspense Miss 
Nobles is able to arouse in her audience 
over an impending murder. She manages 
to extract a thrill out of this, but from 
then to the finish the act lags. Suspense 
is the keynote of the act, and it should 
not be permitted to relax until just at 
the finish. The minute the murderous 
intent of the convict is abandoned — which 
happens long before the curtain — the act 
to all intents and purposes is over. In- 
stead there follows a great deal of ex- 
planation, which is necessary but not 
very interesting or thrilling. 

Foresto and his dog opened. The acro- 
batic animal proved highly entertaining 
to the youngsters. Foresto has worked 
out a novel trick or two and has his 
terrier under excellent control. 

Mrs. Dan McAvoy (Georgie Kelly) 
offered a single singing act, in which were 
included several songs that were dis- 
tinctly "blue" with a blueness that their 
neat wording could not quite remove from 
crudeness. Mrs. McAvoy, however, does 
not dwell upon any single number long 
enough to force its double entendre, skip- 
ping from one verse to another and from 
one song to the next with more agility 
than grace. Also she wears the same 
costume during her whole act. It is a 
pretty, simple frock, and the singer made 
an attractive figure in it, but a change 
would have helped her tremendously. 

Clifford and Burke, with their familiar 
blackface talks, songs and dances, made a 
strong laughing feature in next to clos- 
ing, and the Zarrow Trio put a good 
comedy finish to the bill. Gates and 
Black are under New Acts. Rush. 

The Now York Hippodrome sensation 
has been postponed until Monday next. 
The nature of the act, closely guarded, 
is suspected to be an aerial novelty. 



The whole four-act play has been writ- 
ten around the specialty of Cunning, the 
jail-breaker, his escapes from a steel cage, 
straight-jacket, handcuffs and a packing 
case being woven into the action with a 
reasonable degree of plausibility — that is 
to say, a twenty-minute vaudeville num- 
ber has been stretched out into a two- 
and-a-half -hour entertainment. It is Cun- 
ning's fault in large part that the scheme 
does not work out satisfactorily. In the 
first place his specialty is not well pre- 
sented. It has the appearance of pre- 
arrangement, and Cunning approaches his 
feats with an air of carelessness and non- 
chalance which emphasises the feeling that 
the escapes are "fixed." Beside which Cun- 
ning is an exceedingly bad actor, and aside 
from his splendid robust figure, invested 
the role of hero with little attractiveness. 

Several situations have been devised to 
give him large dramatic opportunity, but 
he utterly fails to take advantage of it. 
The climax of the third act is rich in 
thrilling possibilities, but Cunning, who is 
the central figure, strolls through it casu- 
ally, and the chance for a big sensation is 
lost. Other points in the play, well 
enough constructed in themselves, suf- 
fered from the same cause. 

The real star of the production is John- 
nie Hoey, who has a conventional comedy 
role. Out of the whole cast he is almost 
the only person who has a sane idea of 
his duties. He puts a whole lot of life 
into the character of the tough office boy, 
and his songs and dances went a long way 
toward lighting up a very dull evening. 
Hoey makes a capital song and dance com- 
edian, and delivers his talk smoothly and 
crisply. The others worked themselves 
into a lather in their strenuous efforts to 
impress themselves on the audience, and 
consequently overplayed grossly. Hoey 
did just enough and did not overreach at 
any time. 

Frederic Ormonde had the heavy part. 
One could easily have forgiven him for 
the murder of old man Warren in the 
first act, because the old man was an im- 
becile anyhow, but he exploited an irri- 
tating laugh, expressive of everything 
base and cruel in his nature, and a pair 
of flexible eyebrows that spoke eloquently 
or viciousness. 

Arnold Alexander had a patf that could 
have played itself. The trouble was that 
Alexander tried to act. Then he was 
funny. As the cigarette fiend who was 
led into wrong doing by the villain, he 
was required to exhibit some weakness 
of mind, but there seemed to be no good 
reason why he should make a "cissy" of 
the character. 

Excellent bits were contributed by 
Harry A. Fisher, an Irishman and Miss 
Carlotta, a negro "mammy." Both played 
as though they were experienced charac- 
ter people and Fisher looked his part to 
the life. Also he played it naturally and 
with no forced stiltedness, making a 
very subordinate role one of the refresh- 
ing incidents of the show. 

Augusta Gill made a sorry heroine. She 
was a most depressing person, never 
happy, and prodigally spendthrift with 
her emotion. Even when she hired the 
"mammy" as a maid, a comedy scene 
in the first act, Miss Gill dissolved 
in tears. To be sure she spoke cheerfully 
enough, but by her manner she gave the 

audience to understand that her heart was 
breaking — breaking. As was to be ex- 
pected, this sort of thing soon left her 
bankrupt in tears and by the time she 
was called upon to show some really 
necessary' emotion she was all in for 
sobs. And so it happened that she took 
leave of her unjustly persecuted lover in 
jail with about the same emotional inten- 
sity as when she hired the maid. 

The piece develops nothing new either 
in material or treatment. Frederick 
Winston (Frederick Ormonde), vice-presi- 
dent of the Warren Safe & Lock Com- 
pany, loves Nellie Warren • (Miss Gill), 
who secretly loves Jack Dorr is (Mr. Cun- 
ning), superintendent of the works. Win- 
ston has stolen money from the firm. He 
robs the safe to make it good, is dis- 
covered by Warren and kills the old man 
to avoid exposure. Dorris, of course, 
happens on the scene just in time to make 
it appear that he committed the crime. 
That's the end of the first act. 

At the opening of the second Dorris 
has been convicted, sent to jail and has 
already escaped. But he only broke out 
of jail in order to go to the office to get 
some papers he wanted to keep away 
from Winston. He gives himself up a 
few minutes later. 

The jailers don't want this sort of thing 
to happen again. It's bad for the jail 
business. S'o they lodge him in the deep- 
est dungeon. Here's where the steel cage 
comes into commission. Cunning is hand- 
cuffed to the inside of the cage and the 
patent lock sprung on him, while a turn- 
key hammers about on the outside to 
show the audience that there is nothing 
about the cage to deceive them. But 
word is brought that Winston is brew- 
ing treachery against Nellie, so Dorris, 
holding his coat in such a manner that 
the audience cannot watch him work, 
breaks his bonds and is free again. 

A great deal happens between this and 
the beginning of act three. Dorris has 
secured another trial. This time Win- 
ston, by the operation of some unex- 
plained provision in Blaney's Penal Code, 
has him declared insane and locked up in 
a mad house. Here he shares the cell of 
Clarence Little, a former confederate of 
Winston's, but since gone "nutty" from 
excessive cigarette smoking. Winston 
comes thither to gloat over Dorris. 
Dorris in ungovernable fury knocks him 
down and is trussed up in a straight 
jacket for his pains. Here's where the 
cigarette fiend comes in for the climax of 
the third act. In his demented wandet- 
ings he imagines Dorris is Winston, and 
is about to set fire to him, Dorris, it must 
be remembered, being helplessly tied up 
in the straight-jacket. It has the mak- 
ing of a five hundred-volt thriller, but 
they let it slip away from them by 
wretched handling. Cunning cavorts 
about the stage and releases himself from 
the straight-jacket with ridiculous ease. 
Then when the lunatic in his rav- 
ings announces that it was Winston 
who did the killing in the first act, Dorris 
is free to load this important witness on 
his back and exit through the barred 
window, which he has previously prepared 
for this purpose. 

Meanwhile Winston is holding Nellie 
in captivity, and seeking to starve her 
into a marriage. The last act disposes 
of this final business. .-*. Ruth. 


Roger Imhof does so much for "The Em- 
pire Show," it raises itself a considerable 
height above the ordinary or average bur- 
lesque entertainment. 

Mr. Imhof as an Irishman is not at all 
conventional. His Irishman is his own. 
In a theatre where the audience is notori- 
ous for preferring roughness, Mr. Imhof 
secured their attention, applause and 
laughter by his legitimate comedy meth- 

The opening is "Casey, the Piper." Im- 
hof is the principal in it, as he is of the 
show. The title tells the story, Casey 
having been invited to play the pipes at 
a party, where he meets his deadly enemy, 
Owen McScrap (Napoleon Montambo). 
Mr. Imhof s "Irishman" is so superior that 
Mr. Montambo seems mediocre on the 
same stage. 

Had "Casey , v the Piper" been written as 
a two-act comedy, with Mr. Imhof con- 
tinuing with the same character in the 
second act, the probabilities are the show 
would have been greatly improved. Now 
in the burlesque, although Imhof is still 
"Casey" in name, he plays a "straight," 
almost, which, together with his appear- 
ance as a "tad" with Susanne Conine in 
the olio, mars the continuity of his pres- 

"A Strange Hotel" is Imhof and Cor- 
rine's vaudeville act. It is one of those 
"Terrible Night" affairs, worked over with 
new matter, and cut down to ten minutes. 
It should be cut out altogether for the 
greater value Mr. Imhof would derive. 

In "The Slave Mart," the burlesque, the 
fourteen choristers look the best, particu- 
larly in the soft colored costumes at the 
opening. Another gaudily bedecked dress 
becomes them also, but earlier in the per- 
formance none gains distinction for com- 
liness of face or figure. One of the young 
women persists in wearing a couple of 
isolated curies around her shoulders, while 
another, in the best pair of silk tights on 
view, proclaims she knows it by having 
darned up a hole just above the knee. 
From the front it seems to be a birth- 

Something new in the way of a finale 
(and a great relief as well from the cus- 
tomary "patriotic") is the ending of the 
first part. It is called "Eyes of Man," and 
arranged by Mr. Imhof. With a little 
more elaboration, the finale would be a 
sensational one. Three encores were given 

Different characters are assumed by 
Jeanette Buckley, Miss Corrine, Emma 
Weston, Geo. Klein, Al Zimmermann, Ed 
Johnson and Ed 8. Hurlfalls. They are 
all passable from the fact that Imhof 
holds everything up. 

Miss Weston sings much better in her 
specialty than when leading the numbers. 
Probably she sings "Napanee" as it should 
be. Leastwise Miss Weston makes of 
this song the best Indian number of the 

The hit of the olio was Johnston and 
Buckley in a varied offering, Mr. Johnston 
doing considerable work, while the act 
was helped out by an "audience" song by 
Miss Buckley, a pretty girl, who kissed 
an occupant of a box while singing it. 
Montambo and Hurlfalls did nicely with 
comedy acrobatics. 

The burlesque is at present weaker 

than the first part. Some money chang- 

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played by Mr. Imhof on a violin, Mr. 
Klein (a far better "Dutchman" tnan a 
"Cissy") on a guitar, and Mr. Johnston* 
on a banjo. Unexpected, it became one of 
the best things of the evening. 

You can easily enjoy "The Empire- 
Show," and you cannot help but like 
Roger Imhof. He is an oddity among 
burlesque comedians. Sime. 


George C. Johnson, besides being prin- 
cipal comedian, is responsible for the two- 
act piece, "An Accidental Discovery of the 
North Pole," in use by the Scribner com- 
pany. The plot is of the usual thin fibre 
which is lost and then picked up at inter- 
vals during the proceedings. Two very 
good-looking stage settings are employed 
and the chorus of fourteen make several 
pretty changes. The girls are a good 
working aggregation, but have little op- 
portunity to show. In only one number 
during the entire proceedings are they 
given a real chance. "My Town is Just 
as Good as Your Town," is led by Mr. 
Johnson and it was through the chorus 
solely that it made a decided success. A 
good-looking brunette on the left end waa 
partly responsible for this. 

Delia Faytelle had the chorus behind 
her in two or three numbers, the best 
being "Ho, Flo, Dear Flo," sung in boy** 
dress, in which she looked well. Jean 
Darrow also had a couple of songs, fairly 
well done. She looks well in both skirts 
and tights. 

The real weakness of the show is the 

comedy. Mr. Johnson uses a sort of a 

German make-up but at no time does he 

show any desire to stick to a dialect, and 

from his appearance a tramp might be the 

character intended. Tom Robinson is next 

in importance, and it was hard to tell 

just what he was, but it would be safe 

to say that he was some sort of a tramp 

also. The work of the pair was at no 

time either new or funny. The bit of 

business involving the eating of dinner, 

which" occupied nearly the whole of the 

second act, was stretched out beyond all 

bounds, and some of the business palled. 

Farlado did a capital bit in the first part 

as the mummified man and carried the 

good work through into the second act 

as a French waiter. William Colton 

passed as a once prosperous tragedian. 

The finale of the first act deserves men- 
tion as about the best thing in the per- 
formance. The chorus, dressed as sailors, 
carry snare drums, and put over a first 
rate hurrah finish. 

An interesting olio of six acts made 
it worth while sitting through the pieces. 
Farlado opened with imitations of musical 
instruments, that of the 'cello being the 
best done. He would do well to drop 
all announcements. Good imitations don't 
need it. 

The Yalto Duo made a very favorable 
impression. The pair dress nicely, making 
a most pleasing looking couple. Their 
dancing of the whirlwind order is first 
rate, the man doing some especially clever 

Four Musical Hodges are not getting 
all they should out of their musical offer- 
ing. Too much time is spent with the 
bamboo chimes and xylophones, which 
could be put to better use with the brasses. 
The saxophones also might be used more, 
the best work being shown in these. A 
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Were there an intermission in the Fifth 
Avenue shows, a much better layout of 
the bill could havo been made than the 
manner in which it was run off Monday 
night. Nearly all the numbers require 
full stage. 

Hassen Ben All's Arabs, essentially a 
closing act, appeared "Number Two/' and 
Maurice Levi and His Band (New Acts), 
which would have fitted finely at opening 
si second half, was compelled to bring 
the program to an end at a late hour 
for vaudeville. 

The laughing hit is Mr. and Mrs. Sid- 
ney Drew in "Billie's Tombstone," by the 
late Kenneth Lee. From the instant Billy 
Hargrave, "a football hero" (Mr. Drew, 
and he looks the part), loses his false 
teeth there is a laugh every second. Mr. 
. Drew gives an exceptional performance, 
ably assisted by Mrs. Drew. The piece 
is full of comedy, on new lines, but owes 
its success unmistakably to Mr. Drew. 
It is a sketch which might have slum- 
bered or passed away with no one to 
grasp and bring out the humorous possi- 
bilities as Mr. Drew has done. 

Given the next to last position, Lily 
Lena paved her way into a regular hit 
with songs, new and old for her. "Won't 
You Walts With Met" is the new num- 
ber, sung at the opening to the strains 
of the "Merry Widow" waits. It isnt 
strong by any means, and there should 
be another about to fill that place more 
acceptably. "Winnie," with its broad 
lyrics, won plenty of laughter, while 
"Swing Me Higher, Obadiah," marked the 
successful ending. Miss Lena is changing 
her costumes more rapidly than ever. 
There is hardly what could be called a 
"wait" before Miss Lena reappears in an- 
other dress, with hat to harmonize. 

Lawrence D'Orsay and Company in 
"Footfalls" (New Acts, handed the bill 
an awful wallop about the center, which 
had to be overcome, and Harry Gilfoil in 
his "famous" and familiar "Baron Sands" 
helped along a reactionary spirit from 
those in front. Mr. Gilfoil brought ap- 
plause by whistling, so the rest might 
easily be imagined. After Jack Nor worth 
has stopped telling that those who fol- 
low the maxim of "early to bed and early 
to rise" meet no prominent people, Mr. 
Gilfoil continues on with it. 

Midgeley and Carlisle are still playing 
"kids"; the same "kids"; the same 
"stuff," and the same act. An "audi- 
ence" song with the spotlight is used by 
Miss Carlisle, and doesn't speak well for 
the act or the theatre. Mr. Midgeley also 
breaks in on the number, taking one verse, 
when the light plays on women. The 
song "Could You Learn to Love Me?" needs 
something to help it along. At least 
Midgeley and Carlisle might build up a 
new encore. It surely would be appreci- 
ated by some regulars who can sing "The 
Art of Making Love" backwards. 

The Arabs were a big applause getter, 
with the winner of the greater share the 
only American in the act. His acrobatics 
brought round after round of noise. There 
is too much pyramid building before the 
acrobatics commence. 

The first card this week is Armstrong 
and dark, with piano playing, singing 
and useless talk to carry out a sketch 
idea, which affords the comedian in black- 
face on opening for comedy. They scored 
• roundly for the opening place. Sime. 


There's but one weak spot on the Al- 
hambra program this week. It is a show 
which pleases the H&rleOiitCo immensely, 
attested by large audiences. 

The approval extended to Alice Lloyd, 
who headlines, reached its climax in her 
newest novelty "audience" song, "I'm 
Looking for the Lovelight in Your Eye." 
A brilliant light effect in a darkened house 
is obtained through the manipulation of 
side "spots" and a hand mirror. It scored 
so roundly that nothing could apparently 
follow it, still Miss Lloyd continued on her 
successful way afterwards with "What A 
You Getting At, Eh?' and another. 

"Over the Hills and Far Away," a brand 
new selection, was the opener. It has a 
pretty melody, with a semi-comic lyric. In 
a fetching Scotch costume, Miss LloyJ 
sang, "Oh, Jennie." The others given dur- 
ing her thirty-five minutes were heard at 
her reappearance at the Colonial some 
weeks ago. 

The "Lovelight" song, with nothing else 
would have "made" Lloyd over here, if she 
had never been heard before. It is the 
crack "audience" song, casting all others 
into the shade. 

To close the bill after 11 o'clock was the 
lot of Ida Fuller ("La Sorciere") in her 
wonderful blendings of colors and lights 
for the spectacular dances Miss Fuller ap- 
pears in. A quiet number, she kept the 
house intact, and the "Vesuvius" at the 
finale clinches the opinion she is the great- 
est "fire dancer" of the age. 

Singing his own and latest song, "The 
Great White Way," James Thronton dis- 
pelled any impression he has lost his cun- 
ning at song writing, the lyrics being true, 
terse and pointed. He convulsed the Al- 
hambra crowd with the "barber shop'' 
comment, going into some of the old mate- 
rial, and concluding with "The Irish Jubi- 
lee," his composition of twenty years ago, 
which "Harrigan" resembles in melody. 

James Callahan and Jennie St. George 
just fitted into the atmosphere with "The 
Old Neighborhood." Miss St. George 
played with much spirit on Tuesday even- 
ing, and Mr. Callahan was much enjoyed 
in the Irish character, the act making a 
solid hit, with its sober artistic finale. 

The Hkilful balancing upon a high ladder 
by Great Scott caught on in the first posi- 
tion. It is an adroit piece of work, im- 
pressing more as repetitions are seen. Hal. 
Merritt, with his posters and varied mono- 
logue, went extremely well, and Captain 
George Auger and Company, in "Jack the 
Giant Killer," closed the first half, the bulk 
of Auger in contrast to the midgets, to- 
gether with the fairy tale 'of the story, 
hitting 'em hard. For children, the piece 
is probably spoiled through Ernest Rom- 
mel, a "cute" little fellow and first-class 
comedian, stepping out of the picture to 
sing a popular song. 

The McNaughtons, those English "con- 
versationalists," with new supplies of "pat- 
ter" and twisted words of Tom McNaugh- 
ton's own ingenuity, were a knockout, as 
usual. Welch, Mealy and Montrose were 
also there. 

The stage crew are having a rest this 
week. The set for Miss Fuller's act is 
made at intermission, none of the three 
numbers intervening working further up- 
stage than "two." In the first half are 
two numbers in "one." Sime. 


The show works out a splendid enter- 
tainment this week, although on paper it 
promise* nothing by way of novelty. With 
the exception of Harry Von Tilzer, who is 
a newcomer in the vaudeville circuits 
with his present offering, the show is 
made up of standard numbers. 

The Marno Trio opened with a highly 
interesting and amusing comedy acro- 
batic turn. They don't play comedy very 
strongly, bending all their efforts toward 
an excellent routine of really exceptional 
leaping and two-high acrobatic feats. A 
spring board is employed for a series of 
novel formations, most of them really 
startling. They make the spring board 
serve them to better purpose than almost 
any act that comes to mind. The trio 
was an unmistakable hit in its subordi- 
nate position. 

The Meredith Sisters have revised their 
songi somewhat. The opening number is 
a Scotch song. An appropriate Highland 
costume goes with it. An Egyptian song 
and costume, with special setting, comes 
along later, and "Smarty" is very well 
done, indeed, for a finish, this important 
part of the turn being vastly improved 
by the change. The Chinese and Indian 
songs are retained. Swiftness of costume 
changes contributes a good deal to the 
value of the act. 

Care of detail is well exemplified in the 
ventriloquial novelty of Ed F. Reynard. In 
the small instance where one of his dum- 
mies falls into a well, it is noticed that 
the bucket rope pays out as though a 
weight were attached, and in a dozen 
other ways Reynard shows himself a 
painstaking stage manager. Trifling bits 
of pantomime are sprung suddenly for 
unexpected laughs, and every prop is 
made to count in the fifteen minutes or 
so of sustained laughter. So full is the 
number of good points that at times the 
laughs seem to overlap. 

Howard and North offer their" familiar 
conversation in "one" and Benjamin 
Chapin closed the first half with his 
capital dramatic sketch "At the White 
House." The act is immensely bettered 
by the presence of Mr. Du Val in the role 
of Capt. Bixfoy. He is a square-shoul- 
dered, manly young chap and makes a 
satisfactory picture of the federal mili- 
tary officer. His readings are well bal- 
anced except for an inclination toward 
over-emphasis, as when, in undertaking a 
simple errand for the President, he de- 
claims "I will" with a touch of heroics. 
"Yes, sir," would have been sufficient. 
Mr. Chapin gives to his work a dignity 
and sincerity that is all too rare in vaude- 
ville, where patriotic sentiment is regarded 
as a fair subject for cheap, clap-trap ex- 

Ye Colonial Septet swings back into the 
metropolitan circuit again. The little 
organization packs a vast amount of ex- 
pert stage management and good music 
into its short allotment of time. A de- 
lightful background of "atmosphere" is 
established at the outset, and, without 
for an instant neglecting the main busi- 
ness of furnishing good music, everybody 
works for "the picture" all the time. 

Harry Von Tilzer easily topped "the bill 
for volume of applause, the same being 
free from any suspicion of being "in- 
duced." He was a real success on his 
merits as a polite singer. Every art of 
animated delivery is his, backed by an 


. Monday night settled conclusively the 
interesting question whether Harry Hou- 
dini would prove the same sort of success! 
before a very sophisticated metropolitan 
audience that he has been on the road. A 
capacity house at Hammerstein's was held 
in at the tail end of the show as they 
seldom are by a closing act, and sub- 
stantial applause at the finish clinched a 
real hit for the handcuff expert. 

This unusual demonstration of interest 
was due to Houdini's startling new feat,, 
an escape from a padlocked water tank, 
which takes the place of the old straight- 
jacket release. The feat is a real mys- 
tery. A tank of iron just big enough to 
hold a body in a cramped position is 
filled to overflowing with water. Houdini 
places a pair of handcuffs on his wrists 
and squeezes himself inside. More water 
is poured in until it runs over the sides, 
and attendants clamp the top (like the 
cap of a milk can) on, locking it with 
six padlocks. A curtained cabinet con- 
ceals the tank for about two minutes, 
when Houdini makes a sudden appear- 
ance. The feat is splendidly worked up. 
Houdini says just enough in his announce- 
ments without overdoing it to arouse the 
imagination of his spectators to the dan- 
gers of the escape. 

It's not a very heavy bill for the Vic- 
toria, although furnishing uniform enter* 
tainment. Elverton (New Acts), opens. 
Leona Thurber and her "Black Birds" got 
past in the dangerous "No. 2" place, 
thanks to the wild acrobatic finish, and 
several bits of low comedy by the "picks." 
The "Black Birds" have an excellent idea 
of what is required, and work hard from 
start to finish. 

Arthur Dunn and Marie Glazier, al- 
though they were on third, suffered from 
late arrivals, a condition made the worse 
by the animated conversation in the rear 
of the house among Mr. Hammerstein's 
"guests." A good deal of the Dunn- 
Glazier dialogue was lost in the hum of 
talk about the entrance. 

Rosie Lloyd was "helped" to a quan- 
tity of applause at the finish of her act 
by the expedient of having her song 
"kidded" by "boosters." This got the 
audience amused and a spot light and 
flower song did the rest. She was credit- 
ed with having passed nicely. 

Willard Simms with "Flinders' Fur- 
nished Flat" and Harry Tate's "Motor- 
ing" made strong bids for the laughing 
honors. The Simms sketch had the ad- 
vantage of being rather less familiar. 
The sketch itself is an effective, riotous 
farce, unhackneyed in subject and treat- 
ment, and splendidly handled by the prin- 
cipals, a burlesque finish turns it off cap- 
itally. Some new material has been 
worked into the Tate sketch, and the 
number went with its old snap. 

Eugenie Fougere opened the intermis- 
sion, her odd funniments and big hats 
bringing out frequent laughs. Fred Niblo, 
following a solid comedy show, had a big 
contract. He started well with a bit of 
burlesque, and his animated sparkling 
monolegue carried him safely through. 


engaging stage presence. 

Al Shean and Charles Warren were a 
wild laughing hit and Emma Francis and 
her Arabs gave the bill a first rate finish. 







(The routes here giTen, bearing no dates, are from APRIL 6 to APRIL It, inclusive, de- 
pendant upon tho opening and closing days of engagements in different ports of the oountry. 
All addresses below are furnished VARIETY by artists. Addresses oars managers or agents 
will not bo printed.) 

"B. R." or "C. R." in the list indioatee the route of the burlesque company named, with 
whioh the artist or act is with, aad may bo found under "BURLESQUE ROUTES 7 ' or "CIRCUB 


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Abol. Ceo., A Co.. Proctor's, Albany. 
A. B. C. D. Girls, Proctor's, Albany. 
Abdallah Bros., Three, 417 B. 14, N. Y. 
Abbott- Andrew Co., Orpheum, Portsmouth, 0. 
Acton A Klorlls A Co., 1668 Broadway. N. Y. 
Adair A Dolin, Barnura A Bailey, C. R. 
Adams, Flo, French Maids, B. R. 
Adams Bros., Imperials. B. R. 
Adams A Drew, Twentieth Century, B. R. 
Adams, Mabel, King Bdward Hotel, N. Y. 
Adelyn, Bos 249, Champaign, 111. 
Addison A Livingston, Star, Laurel, Miss. 
Adler, Harry, Park, Alameda, Cal., lndef. 
Ahearn, Charles, A Vesta, Golden Crook, B. B. 
Ahern A Baxter, Bachelor Club, B. R. 
Aherns. The. 290 Colorado, Chicago. 
Alabama Comedy Four, 2SS W. 38, N. Y. 
Albanl, 1416 Broadway, New York. 
Albene A La Brant, Maryland, Cumberland. Md. 
Alberto, Barnum A Bailey, C R. 
Alburtus A Millar, Empire, Burmley, Eng. 
Aldo A Vaunerson, 881 RoebUng, Brooklyn. 
All A Pelser, Moon Light Maids, B. R. 
Allen, A. D., A Co., Orpheum, Yonkers. 
Allen, Bra, Ideals, B. B, 

Allen. Josle, 861 St. Nicholas, N. Y. 

Allen, Leon A Bertie, 118 Central, Oshkosh, Wis. 
Allen, 8earl A Violet, Keith's, Phlla. 
Allison, Mr. and Mrs., Green Room Club, N. Y. 
Allister, Harry, 11 Rue Geoffrey Marie, Parts. 
Allman. Chas.. Yankee Doodle Girls, B. R. 
Alpha Trio. SOT B. 14. N. Y. 
Alvarettas, Three, Trocadero, B. R 
AlTors, Golden Crook, B. R 
AlTord, Ned, Ringllng Bros.. C. R 
American Banjo Four, 1481 Broadway, N. Y. 
American Dancers, Six, Cleveland, O. 
Ampere, Electrical. Miss N. Y., Jr.. B. R. 
Anderson A Ellison, Star, OlOTeland. 
Anderson A Goines, Keith's, Portland, Me. 
Anderson. Carl, Bowery Burleaquers. B. R. 
Apollo, Orch., Benton Hotel Benton Harbor, Mich. 
Ardo A Bddo. 600 E. 84. N. Y. _.;_,, 

Arberg A Wagner, 1412 Tremont N. Pittsburg. 
Archer, Robert, Jolly Girls, B. R 
Arlaonaa J . r The, M& W. 68.N. Y. 
Arlington Fdbr, Chase's, Washington. 
Armstrong A Levering, National, 8an Francisco, 
Arnold A Felix, Hsthsway's, Maiden. 
Arnold, Lucia, Boston Belles, B. R. 
Arnot A Gunn, 216 6th Are., N. Y. 
Atwater, Bra, French Maids, B. R. 
Atlantic Comedy Four, 129 Stockholm, Brooklyn. 
Auberts. Lea, 14 Frobel Str. III., Hamburg, Ger. 
Anburna, Three. 888 Beaum, Somervllle, Mass. 
Auers. The, 410 So. 4th, Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 
Austin. Claude, 86 No. Clark, Chicago. 
Austins, Great, Rockvllle. Conn. 
Austins, Tossing, Hippodrome, LiTerpooI. 
Avery A Pearl, 668 Wash. Boul., Chicago. 
Ay res. Howard, 6S0 Rltner, Phlla. 
Aaelle, Msye A Fohler, Ideal, Chicago. 
Asora, Miss, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

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Baader, La Velle, 18, Barrlson's, Sioux Falls. 
Baker, Nat C, 82 Division, N. Y. 
Baker, Cbee. B.. 72 Morningslde, N. Y. 
Bsker Troupe, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 
Balno A Shaw, Hippodrome, N. Y., lndef. 
Banks, Breaseale Duo, Orpheum, New Orleans. 
Banks, Ohaa., Boston Belles, B. R. 
Bannacks. The, Banum A Bailey, c. R. 
BanU Bros.. Four, Moonlight Maids, B. R. 
Barnes A West. Colonial, Galveston. 
Barton, Joe, Bohemians, B. R. 
Barrett, Grace. Pat White's Gaiety Girls, B. R. 
Barrett A Belle, Century Girls, B. R 
Barrett, Charles, Moonlight Maids, B. B. 
Barrow. Musical, Grand, Chhllcothe, O. 
Barnes A Crawford, . 891 B. 46, Chicago. 
Barry, Katie, 641 W. 166. N. Y. 
Barry A Hughes, 78 W. 118, N. Y. 
Barry A Wolford, Poll's, Hartford. 
Batro, Bddle, Rollickera, B. R 
Barto, McCue. 819 No. Second, Reading. 
Batro A McCne, 819 No. Second, Reading. 
Bartlett. Al. Hunt's Hotel, Chicago. 
Bateman, Tom, Keith's, Pswtucket, R. I. 
Bates A Ernest, 201 So. University, Peoria, 111. 
Bates, George, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 
Bates A Neville, 46 Gregory, New Haven. 
Baxter, Sid, A Co.. Bijou. Lorain, O. 
Be Anos, The, Wesson's, Joplln. Mo. 
Beard. Billy, Geo. Primrose's Minstrels. 
Beattle. Bob, 694 B. 148, N. Y. 
Beattles, Juggling, 18T Park, Peterson. 
Beauvals, Arthur A Co., Victor House, Chicago. 
Bedlni. Donat, A Dogs, 229 W. 88, N. Y. 
Beecher A Msye. 28 Atlantic. Brldgeton, N. J. 
Bell A Richards, 18, Hippodrome, Harrlaburg. 
Belmont. Harrlette, Jolly Girls. B. R. 
Bellclalre Bros., Proctor's, Albany. 
Bell Boy Trio, 19 Stuyvesant, N. Y. 
Bell. Fraua, 1668 Broadway, RY Y. 
Bell, Norman, Trans Atlantics, B. B. 

Bell, Hasel, Ferns, New Csstle, Ind. 

Bells, The, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Belmont A Brennan, Imperials, B. R. 

Bennett, Ethel, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Benson*. Musical, Gen. Del., Chicago. 

Bentley, Harry, Imperials, B. R 

Benton, Maggie, 186 Taylor, Springfield. 0. 

Berkes, The, 400 W. 80, N. Y. • 

Bernard. Cassie, Rose Sydell, B. R 

Bergin, B. Howard, Adelbert Hotel, Kansas City. 

Bernier A Stella, Orpheum, Omaha. 

Berry A Berry, Great Valley, N. Y. 

Beverley, Frank A Louise, Dominion, Winnipeg. 

Ben Beyer A Bro., 1668 Broadway, N. Y. 

Bicycle BUI, San Diego, Cal., lndef. 

Big Four, High School Girls, B. R. 

Bijou Comedy Trio, Watson's Burleequere, B. B. 

Bingham, Kittle. 335 Beaum., Somervllle, Mass 

Bingham, 835 Beaum, Somervllle, Mass. 

Binney A Chapman, Gem, Columbia, Tenn.. lndef. 

Birch. John, 138 W. 46. N. Y. 

Bishop, Frances. Century Girls, B. R. 

Blxley, Bdgar. Boston Belles, B. R 

Block, John J., Hsrry Bryant's, B. R. 

Blue Cadets, 61 Hanover, Boston. 

Blush, T. B., 3241 Haywood, Denver. 

Boorum, Mettle, 154 Clifton PL, Brooklyn 

Bobker, Henry, 63 Forsyth. N. Y. 

Bobannan A Corey, Century Girls, B. R. 

Bolses, Five, 44 Curtis Grand Rsplds. 

Bolus, Harry, Lyric, So. McAllister. Okla. 

Bottamley Troupe, Olrco Bell, Mexico. 

Bouldon A Qulnn, 89 Court, Boston. 

Bowery Comedy Quartet, 821 Charles, W. Hoboken 

Boranl A Nevsro. 1013 Lincoln, Milwaukee. 

Bowen Bros., Orpheum, Leavenworth, Has 

Bowman Bros.. • 826 W. 48. N. Y. 

Boyce, Lillian, Jolly Girls, B. R. 

"Boys in Blue," Colonial. Lawrence. 

Boyce, Jack, 1553 Broadway. N. Y. 

Boyd A Veols, 119 B. 14, New York. 

Brad fords. The, 230 W. 41, N. Y. 

Bragg, John D., Toreadors, B. R 

Bradna A Derrick, Barnum A Bailey, C. R 

Brady s. The, 209 W. 48. N. Y. 

Brady A Mahoney, Irwin's Big Show B R 

Brlgham, Anna R., 13, Bijou, La Crosse. 

Brinn, L. B., 23 Haymarket, London, Bug. 

Brennen A RIggn, Century Girls, B. B. 

Brentford, Tom, Park Hotel, Port Chester, N. Y. 

Brsys, The. Csmpbell Bros.. C. R. 

Brennon A Downing. Varieties, Terre Hante. 

Brlsson, Alex.. Barnum A Bailey, C. R 

Broad, BUly, 1558 Broadway. N. Y. 

Broadway Quartette. Four Huntings Co. 

Brobst Trio, Pottsvllle, Pa. 

Brooks A Jesnnette, 1602 Madison, N. Y. 

Brooks A Vedder, Bijou, Winnipeg. 

Brown, George, Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 

Brown, Jessie, Hsnlon's Superba Co. 

Brown Bros. A Doc Kealey, Globe, San Francisco. 

Brown A Nevarro, 4 W. 186, N. Y. 

Brooks, Harvey, High Jinks. R R. 

Brooks A Clark, 2464 Pstton. Philadelphia. 

Brooks, Jeanne, Parlalan Widows, B. B. 

Brown A Wllmot, Shubert, Chattanooga. 

Brown A Wright, 844 W. 46, N. Y. 

Browning, Mr. A Mrs., Hotel Everett, N. Y. 

Browning A Le Vsn. 896 Cauldwell, N. Y. 

Bruce, Al., Toreadors, B. R. 

Braces, The, 1528 State, Chicago. 

Bryant, May, Boston Belles, B. R. 

Bryant A Seville, 2828 N. Bouvier, Phila. 

Burton A Brooks, Fair Haven, N. J. 

Buckleys, Musical. 297 Avenue B, N. Y. 

Buckeye Trio, Majestic, Dallas. 

Burdette, Madeline. 212 W. 44, N. Y. 

Burke, John P., Flood's, Park, Baltimore. 

Buckley A La Mar, 119 B. 14, N. Y. 

Buckeye State Four, 2864 B. 57, Cleveland. 

Suffalo, Young, A Murle, Vera, Grand, Bellingham. 

Burcos A Clara, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Burgees, Harvey J., 637 Trenton, Pittsburg-. 

Bnrke-Toughey A Co., 18 Poll's, Scran ton. 

Burke A Urllne, 119 B. 14, N. Y. 

Burns, Morris A Co.. 64 Hermen, Jersey City. 

Burton A Burton, 809 W. 66, N. Y. 

Burnell, Lillian, 611 W. North, Chicago. 

Burton, Matt, 1186 Valencia, San Francisco. 

Burton A Shea, 111 7th Ave., N. Y. 

Burton A Vass, Majestic, Houston. 

Burrows Travers Co., 116 B. 26. N. Y. 

Bush A Ellloft, 1849 45, Brooklyn. 

BuRsler, Wslter H., Orphla, Madison. Wis., lndef 

Bulla A Raymond, Wash. Society Girls, B. B. 

Burtlnos, The, Ringllng Bros.. C. R 

Busch, Johnny, Jr.. Bijou. Saginaw. 

Butley A Lamar, 2319 S. Bouvier, Philadelphia. 

Buxton, Chas. C, Crystal, Menasha. Wis., lndef. 

Byers A Herman, Orpheum, Harrlsburg. 

Byrne, Golson, Players, Majestic, Madison, Wis. 

Byron A Langdon, Cook's, Rochester. 

Byrons' Musical Five, 5138 Indiana, Chicago. 

Caesar A Co., Frants, St. Charles Hotel, Chicago. 
Caliban * §• George, Gotham, Brooklyn. 
Cameron A Flanagan, Auditorium, Lynn. 

Camp, Sheppard. Kentucky Belles, B. B. 

Campbell A Oully, 1688 Bourbon. New Orleana. 

Oaldera, A. K., St. Charles Hotel, Chicago. 

Calef A Waldron, Lyric, Galveston. 

Calvin. James, 446 W. 64, Chicago. 

Caprice, Mile., Trent, Trenton. 

Campbell, W. 8., Rose Sydell, R. R. 

Oerrilk). Leo, Nysck, N. Y. 

Carr, Jessie, Toreadors, B. R. 

Oarbrey Broa., Orpheum, New Orleans. 

"Carletta." Orpheum, Sioux City. 

Carol Sisters, 816 W. 140. N. Y. 

Carmen Sisters, Empire, San Francisco, lndef. 

Carroll A Cooke, Orpheum. Los Angeles. 

Carroll, Great, Fay Foster, B. R 

Carroll, Nettlo, Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 

Carson A Willard. 2210 No. Lambert, Phila. 

Carson Bros., 427 Pacific, Brooklyn. 

Caron A Farnum, 100 Walnut, Revere Beach. 

Carters, The, 921 9, La Salle, 111. 

Carter, Taylor A Co., Proctor's, Jersey City. 

Csrter A Waters, 158 Greenfield. Buffalo. 

Cartmell A Harris, 1081 McDonough, Baltimore. 

Carver A Murray, 229 W. 88. N. Y. 

Casettas. The, 4013 So. Artesian, Chicago. 

Casey A Craney, 15% So. 5, Elisabeth. 

Caswell, Maude, Gibbons Tour. 

Castanos, The. 104 W. 61. N. Y. 

Chad wick Trio. 229 W. 88. N. Y. 

Chameroya, The, 60 Manhattan Ave., N. Y. 

Chandler, Anna. City Snorts, R R. 

Chantrell A Shuyler. 219 Prospect, Brooklyn. 

Cbspln. Benjsmln, Lotos Club, N. Y. 

Cheater A Jones, Poll's, Worcester. 

Christy, Great. Knickerbockers, B. B. 

Christy, Wsyne G., 776 8th Ave., N. Y. 

Church City Four, Strollers, B. R. 

Clalrmont, 2061 Ryder Ave., N. Y. 

Clark, Edward, 1553 Broadway. N. Y. 

Clark, Geo. G., 2464 Patton. Phlla. 

Clark, John F., 425 Forest, Arlington, N. J. 

Clark. Mul, Bowery, B. R, 

Clark A Duncan, 1215 Madison, Indianapolis. 

Clarke, Harry Corson, 180 W. 44, N. Y. 

Clark A Sebastian, Barnum A Bailey. C. R. 

Clark A Turner, Amuse., Braddock, Pa. 

Clarke, Wilfred, Poll's, Worcester. 

Claudius A Scsrlet, 146 W. 83, N. Y. 

Claus. Martha, 184 Concall, St. Paul. 

Clermento, Frank A Etta, 129 W. 27, New York. 

Clinton, Chris., 48 W. 28, New York. 

Clipper Sisters, 466 Blewett, Seattle. 

Clito A Sylvester, Hippodrome, Harrlsburg. 

Cllvette, 274 Indiana, Chicago. 

Cox, Lonso, 280 W. 51 Court, Chicago. 

Coate. Charlotte A Margrete, 1553 B'way, N. Y. 

Coccia A Amato. Colonial, Norfolk. 

Coby A Ganon, Novelty, Vallejo. Cal. 

Cogan A Bancroft, Orpheum, Memphis. 

Cohen, Louis W., 180 Jewet, W. New Brighton. 

Cole A Clemens, Davis Hotel, Philadelphia. 

Cole A Coleman, G. O. H., Grand Rapids. 

Colleens, Singing, 104 W. 88, N. Y. 

Collins, Eddie. Oshkosh, Wis., lndef. 

Collins, Nina, Lady Birds, B. R 

Collins, Jsmes J., Jolly Girls, B. R. 

Collins A Brown, 148 Kosciusko, Brooklyn. 

Colonial Septette, Orpheum, Brooklyn. 

Coltons, The Champagne Girls, B. R. 

Conklin, Billy W., 441 W. 10, Brie, Ps. 

Contlno A Lawrence, 249 So. May, Chicago. 

Cohen, Will H., Rollickera, B. R. 

Connelly, Mr. A Mrs. E., Bijou, Bay City. 

Comerford, Vaughn, Broadway Gaiety Girls, R R. 

"Compromised," travel, 18, Haymarket, Chicago. 

Conn, Downey A Willard, Majestic, Houston. 

Conley, Anna A Effle, Maryland, Baltimore. 

Cook, Billy, Toreadors, B. R. % 

Cook, Frank, Austin A Stone's, Boston, lndef. 

Cooke A Rothert, 8154 Prairie, Chicago. 

Cooper, Leo, A Co., Star. Seattle. 

Cooper A Robinson. G. O. H., Indianapolis. 

Cooper, Harry L., Fay Foster, B. R. 

Coram, Columbia, St. Louis. 

Cosssr, Mr. and Mrs., Cummings, Fltchburg, Mass. 

Cotton, Lois, Poll's, Worcester. 

Cottons, The Champagne Girls, B. R. 

Coubay, William F., 464 W. 84. N. Y. 

Couthoul, Jessie, Majestic, Houston. 

Courtlelgh, Wm., Keith's, Providence. 

"Covington, Maroe," Columbia, St. Louis. 

Coyne A Tinlin, 7036 Washington, Chicago. 

Cowey, Ferry. Wintergarten, Berlin. 

Craig, Rlchy, Acme, Sacramento. 

Crawford A Manning, 258 W. 43. N. Y. 

Creasy A Dayne, Columbia, St. Louis. 

Creo A Co., Star, New Castle, Pa. 

Crickets, K. A P., 126rh St.. N. Y. 

Criterion Male Quartette, 156 5th Ave., N. Y. 

Cronln, Morris, 21 Alfred Place, London, England. 
Cross. Will H.. A Co.. Majestic. Little Rock. 
Crucible, Mysterious. 241 Heywurd, Brooklyn. 
Crystal, Herman, Parisian Widows, B. B. 
Cummings A Merley, Unique, Los Angeles, lndef. 
Cunningham, Al., 300 W. 44. N. Y. 
Cunningham, Bob, 1568 Broadway, N. Y. 
Cunningham A Smith, 188 B. 94, N. Y. 
Ourtln A Blossom, 91 Newell, Greenpolnt, Bklyn. 
Curtis, Palmer A Co., 2096 Nostrsnd, Brooklyn. 
Corson Sisters, Ringllng Bros., 0. B. 
Ouahman A Le Claire, Lady Birds, B. B. 
Cuttys. Musical, Empire, London, Eng., lndef. 
Cyril, Herbert, Proctor's, Albany. 

Dacre. Louise. Parisian Belles, B. R. 

Dugneau A Bruce, Orientals. B. R. 

Daley, James, Parisian Widows, B. R. 

D'Alvlnl, Rocky Point, R. I., lndef. 

Dablman Qnartette, G. O. H., Indianapolis. 

Dahl, Katherine, 809 Columbus, N. Y. 

Dshl, Dorothy, 809 Columbus, N. Y. 

Dalllvette A Co.. 408 Fairmont, Meadvllle, Pa. 

Dale, Wm., Crystal, Elkhart, Ind., lndef. 

Daly A Devere, 115 B. 115, N. Y. 

Dale, Dotty, Dainty, 252 W. 86, N. Y. 

Dale, Sydney, Guy Bros.' Minstrels. 

Dsle, Will, Bucklen Hotel. Elkhart. 

Dailey Bros., 1379 No. Main, Fall River, Mass. 

Darling, Fsy, Lady Blrda, B. R 

Darmody, Harry Bryant's B. R. 

Darnley, Grace, Family, Butte. 

Darrow. Mr. A Mrs., Proctor's, Troy. 

Davenport, Edna, Yankee Doodle Girls, B. B. 

Davenport, John, Yankee Robinson C. B. 

Davenport, Stick A Norma. John Robinson's, C. R. 

Davenport, Victoria A Orrln, Barnum A Bailey. 

Davey, Dancing, Circle Diamond Rsnch, Thatches. 

Davis A La Roy, Pittsburg, Pa., lndef. 

Davis, Edwards. 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 

Davis, Floyd. Temple. Boulder, Co., lndef. 

Davis, Hsl. A Co., Grayling. Mich. 

Davis, H., Air-Dome, Murphyshoro, 111., lndef. 

Davis, Msrk A Laura, Orpheum. Canton, 0. 

Davis, Roland. Fay Foster, B. R. 

Davis A Davis. Miss N. Y.. Jr.. B. B. 

Dswn, Zella, & Co., 857 B. Msrket. Akron, 0. 

Dawson A Whitfield, 346 R 58. N. Y. 

De Velde A Zelda. Hathaway's. Brockton. 

Deaves, Harry A Co., Bergen Beach, Brooklyn. 

Deery A Francis, 328 W. 80, N. Y. 

Delmo, 88 Rose, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Delmon. Misses, Armory, Bingham ton. 

Delavoye A Fritz. 2667 Madison, Chicago. 

Dell A Miller, Hippodrome, Buffalo, lndef. 

Deltona, Three, Jolly Grass Widows, B. B. 

De Camo, Chas. A Dogs, 8 Union Square, N. Y. 

De Chautal Twins, 263 Ogden, Jersey City. 

Damacoa, The, Hathaway's, Maiden. 

De Graff Sisters, Trans- Atlantic, B. R. 

Demonio A Belle, Psntsges, Seattle, lndef. 

Denman, George, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Derenda A Green. Apollo. Paris, France. 

De Haven, Rose, Sextet, Colonial, N. Y. 

De Lisle, Mae, Colonial Belles, B. R. 

Delmore A Darren 1515 9. Oaklsnd. 

Delaphone, 54 Willoughby. Brooklyn. 

De Mont. Robert, Trio, 722 W 14, Chicago. 

De Veau, Hubert, 864 Prospect, Brooklyn. 

DcMora A Graceta. 233 Crystal, Findlay. O. 

De Muths, The, 26 Central, Albany. 

De Ormond, 13, Majestic. St. Paul. 

Desmond Sisters, Bijou, Kenmare, N. D. 

De Trickey, Coy, Bijou. Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Devlne, Doc, Ashland Hotel, Phlla. 

De Voy A Miller, 209 E. 14, N. Y. 

Dierlckse Bros., 1236 Golden Gate, San Francisco. 

De Vere, Madeline, 54 W. 126, N. Y. 

De Young, Tom. 156 R 118, N. Y. 

Demlng, Joe, 1203 W. North, Baltimore. 

Dervln, Jas. T., 616 8¥> Flower, Los Angeles. 

Deveau. Hubert. Olympic, Chicago. 

De Verne A Van, Earl, Pueblo, Col. 

Devlin, Prof., 2611 Cumberland, Philadelphia. 

Diamond A May, Fischer's, Los Angeles, lndef. 

Diamond, Jas., Kentucky Belles, B. R. 

Dixon, Bowers A Dixon, 5626 Carpenter, Chicago. 

Dixon, Nona, 5626 Carpenter, Chicago. 

Dollar Troupe, Barnum A Bailey, 0. R 

Dona, 411 Keystone Bank BIdg., Pittsburg. 

Donald A Carson, Lyric, Dayton, O. 

Doner. Joe A Nellie, Moon Light Maids. 

Donnelly A Retail, 3 Oopeland, Boston. 

Donnette, Irs, 183 W. 45, N. Y. 

Doberty, Jim, Moon Light Maids. 

Dohn, Robert, Barnum A Bailey, 0. R. 

Dotson, Howard, 485 Bingamen, Reading. 



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1618 Broadway. NEW TOES. 

Douglas, Chas. W., Broadway Gaiety Girls, B. B. 

Dore A Lee. 422 W. 48. N. Y. 

Dowlln, John, Toreadors. B. B. 

Doyle, Phil., Lady Birds, B. R. 

Doyle, Maj. Jas. D.. 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 

Downey, Leslie T., Dreamland, Racine, Wis. 

Drawee, Frisco & Hsmbo N. 1 PI., Boiler, Parts. 

Dreano, Josh.. Rerere House, Chicago. 

Dudley, O. B. Crystal, Ind., indef. 

Duffy, Thos. II., High School Girls, B. R. 

Dunedin Troupe, Orpbeum, San Francisco. 

Dunne, Thos. P., 128 B. 19. N. Y. 

Dunham, Heslin A Barardl, Jolly Girls, B. B. 

Duncan, A. ()., Bennett's, Montreal. 

Dunn, James, 464 W. 51. N. Y. 

Dupree, Fred. Orpheum, Reading. 

Dupree, George & Libby, 228 W. 25. N. Y. 

Dupree, Jeanette, 164 Fulton, Brooklyn. 

Du Bois, Great, & Co., Grand. Evansvllle. 

Eckel A Du Free. 129 Stockholm. Brooklyn. 

Edmonds ft Haley. 808 E. 60, Chicago. 

Edmonds ft Monle. 308 E. 60, Chicago. 

Edwards, M. ft C. K.. Hippodrome. Buffalo, lndef. 

Edwards. Robert M., ft Family, 114 W. 109, N. Y. 

Edwards, Jennie, Bowery Burlesquers, B. R. 

Edwards, Ralph, Parisian Widows, B. R. 

Edwards ft Vaughan, 2089 Lawrence, Phlla. 

Ehrendall Bros.. 1844 LetBngwell, St. Louis. 

Elastic Trio, Majestic, Pittsburg, lndef. 

Eld ridge, Press, Orpheum, Frisco. 

Eltinge, Julian. 1014 E. 163. N. Y. 

Elliott ft West, Globe, Sullivan, Ind. 

Eller, Gloie, Fay Foster, B. R. 

Elliott, Belair ft Elliott, Harry Bryant's, B. R. 

Ellsworth 4, Tiger Lilies, B. R. 

Emerald Trio, 443 Central Are., Brooklyn. 

Emerson ft Baldwin, Hotel Churchill, N. Y. 

Emerson ft Wright. Kansas City, Mo., lndef. 

Emmett, Grscie. Bennett's, London. 

Emperors of Music, Four, 431 W. 24, N. Y. 

Bpps ft Loretta, 210 W. 27, N. Y. 

Erb ft Stanley, Mollne, 111. 

Ergottl ft King, Circus Clnlselll, Warsaw, Russia. 

Esmeralda, 8 Union Square, N. Y. 

Esmeralda Sisters, Seals, Copenhagen, Den. 

Esterbrooks. The, Miss N. Y., Jr., B. R. 

Estelle ft Wills, Jolly Grass Widows, B. R. 

Eugene Trio, 896 E. Orange Grove, Pasadens, Cal. 

Eugene ft Mar, 1746 W. 103. Chicago. 

Brans, Chss. E., Orpheum, San Francisco. 

Evans ft Lloyd. 923 E. 12, Brooklyn. 

Evans, Billy, Colonial Belles. B. R. 

Evans Trio, O. II.. Cbarlottetown, P. B. I. 

Evers, Geo. W., Ill Laraca. San Antonio. 

Bverett, Ruth. Ideals, B. R. 

Everett, Sophie ft Co.. Unique, Minneapolis. 

Ezler, Carrie, Tiger Lilies, B. R. 

Fagan ft Merlam Shirley, Mass., lndef. 

Falardaux, Camllie, 691 Saratoga, B. Boston. 

Falke ft Coe, Jolly Grass Widows, B. R. 

Falke, Elinor, Orpheum, Denver. 

Fantas, Two, 211 E. 14, N. Y. 

Fanton Trio, 266 E. Erie, Cblcago. 

Farb, Dave, 515 W. 6, Cincinnati. 

Farrell. Charlie, 332 Main, W. Everett, Mass. 

Fsrrell, Billy, Moss ft Stoll, Eng. 

Fasscos. Four, Barnum ft Bailey, 0. B. 

Faust Brothers. Varieties, Terre Haute. 

Favor's Marguerite, Saratoga Hotel, Chicago. 

Fay, Anna Eva, Majestic. Chicago. 

Pay, Ray F., Alamo, Cedar Rapids, la., lndef. 

Fay, Coley ft Fay, 1553 Broadway, New York. 

Faye, Elsie, Keith's. Portland. 

Felix ft Barry, Haymarket, Cblcago. 

Fentelle ft Carr, Poll's, Water-bury. 

Ferry, Human Frog, Jewell, Grand Island, Neb. 

Ferguson, Dave, Miss N. Y.. Jr., B. R. 

Ferguson ft Du Pree. 313 E. 71. N. Y. 

Ferrard, Grace, Bijou. Oshkosh, Wis. 

Ferrell Bros.. Orpbeum, St. Paul. 

Fiddler ft Sbelton, Bijou, Jackson, Mich. 

Field Boys, 62 E. 100, N. Y. 

Fields, W. C, Proctor's, Newark. 

Fields ft Hanson, Bijou, Lansing, Mich. 

Fields, Will H., Orpheum. Mansfield. O. 

Filson ft Errol, 122 So. Austin, Chicago. 

Fink, Henry, Blaney's, Pittsburg. 

Fisher, Robert, Lady Birds, B. R. 

Fisher ft Berg, Rents-Ssntley. B. R. 

Fisher Troupe, Barnum ft Bailey, C. R. 

Flake ft McDonough, 753. Jennings. N. Y. 

Fitzgerald ft Qulnn. Trans-Atlantic. B. R. 

Fltsgerald ft Wilson, Bijou, Duluth. 

Flatow ft Dunn, 205 B. 14, N. Y. 

Fleming, May Agnes, White's Gaiety Girls, B. B. 

Flemen ft Miller, Kentucky Belles. B. R. 

Fletcher, Charles Leonard, 121 W. 42, N. Y. 

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new medley for the finale would not be 

Colton and Darrow did nicely with a 
singing and talking specialty. A great 
amount of the talk was used at this house 
by James and Lucia Cooper with the "Gay 
Morning Glories" last week. Miss Dar- 
row sang two ballads pleasingly. 

Bowen and Lina are hurting their first 
rate bar and casting work through com- 
edy that is in no way in keeping with 
their excellent acrobatics. The woman, 
besides showing some good work on the 
trapeze, is the bearer in the casting work, 
handling her male partner in capital style. 
The man, who essays the comedy in "rube" 
get-up, is a corking bar performer, turn- 
ing off doubles from the bar in the easiest 
fashion imaginable. His work is so good, 
in fact, that its worth would be doubled 
were he to work straight. Dash. 

Flora. Mildred. Night Owls B. B. 

Flood ft Hayes, Lyric, Dallas. 

Flynn, Cy, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Flynn, Jas. A.. 1213 Penn Ave., Washington. 

Florede. Nelle, 241 W. 43, N. Y. 

Florences, Six, Barnum ft Bailey, C. R. 

"Fords, Famous," April 13, Msjeatlc, Richmond. 

Foreman, Bdgar ft Co., Blks Club, N. Y. 

Forrest, Bdytbe, Innocent Mslds, B. R. 

Fords, Four, Keith's, Columbus. 

Foster ft Dog, Keith's, Boston. 

Foster, George, Majestic, Montgomery. 

Fox, Will H., 14 Leicester St., London, Eng. 

Fox ft Gray, Star, Stapleton, L. I. 

Fox ft Hughes, Empire, Boise, Idaho, lndef. 

Fox. Will, Lady Birds. B. R. 

Foster, Geo. I., 2930 York. Philadelphia. 

Fowler, Alice. Brigadiers. B. R. 

Frank, George, Lady Birds, B. R. 

Franklin. Billle. 708 7, 8. W. Wash, D. C. 

Franz. Cogswell ft Franz, 246 W. 21, N. Y. 

Francis. Harry, Jolly Girls, B. R. 

Friend ft Downing, K. ft P. 58, N. Y. 

Frederick Bros, ft Burns, Orpheum, San Francisco. 

Fredlans, Great, Barnum ft Bailey, C. R. 

Frellgh. Lizzie, Trans-Atlantic S, B. R. 

Frey ft Allen, Ideals, B. R. 

Fredo ft Dare. 207 E. 14, N. Y. 

Frederick, Snyder ft Poole, 200 N. Gay, Baltimore. 

Frevoll, Frederick. 148 Mulberry. Cincinnati. 

Frey Trio, People's, Cedar Rapids. 

Frosto, Chris., 917 W. 6, Faribault, Minn. 

Fukjno Troupe, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Fuller, Ida, G. O. H., Syracuse. 

Fulton, May, 120 W. 116, N. Y. 

Gabriel ft Co., Orpheum, Oakland. 

Gaffney Dancing Girls, 434 W. Madison, Chicago. 

Gagnoux, The, 13, G. O. H., Nashville. 

Gslando, 82 Sumner, Brooklyn. 

Gale, Franklyn, Duluth. Minn. 

Gallagher ft Barrett, Olympic, Chicago. 

Galloway, Albert E.. Davis, Braddock, Pa. 

Galloway, Bert, Davis, Braddock, Pa. 

Gardner, Eddie, 27 High, Newark. 

Gardner ft Lawton, Star, Atlanta. 

Garden ft Somers, Toreadors, B. R. 

Gardiner Children, Palace Hotel, Chicago. 

Gardiner ft Vincent, Queens, Holbeck, Eng. 

Gsth, Carl ft Erma, 44 Cass, Chicago. 

Gardiner, Jack, Orpheum, Omaha. 

Gardner, Andy, Bohemians, B. R. 

Gardner, Arllne, 1958 N. 8. Phlla. 

Gardner ft Madderu, 208 American Bldg., Seattle. 

Gartelle Bros., 416 S. Main. Gloversvllle, N. Y. 

Gavin. Piatt ft Peaches, 4417 3d Ave., N. Y. 

Gaylor ft Graff. 244 W. 16. N. Y. 

Gaylor, Bobby, 5602 5th Ave., Chicago. 

Gaylor. Chas., 768 17, Detroit. 

Gehrue. Mayme. ft Co., 200 E. 33, N. Y. 

Gelger ft Walters, Proctor's, Albany. 

Geromes, The. Barnum ft Bailey, C. R. 

Gibson, Fay, Standard, Davenport, la., lndef. 

Gillette Sisters, 60 Manhattan, N. Y. 

Gilmalre, Garvin, 59 W. Eagle, E. Boston. 

Gllmore, Stella, Jolly Girls, B. R. 

Glrsrd ft Gardner. Amltyvllle, L. I. 

Gladstone. Ida, 335 W. 50. N. Y. 

Glocker, Chas. ft Anna, Rentz-Santley, B. R. 

Godfrey ft Henderson. Majestic, Dallas. 

Goetz, Nat., 1818 Tree, Donors, Pa. 

Golden Gate Quintet, 346 W. 59. N. Y. 

Golden ft Hughes, Grand, Portland. Ore. 

Goforth ft Doyle, 1920 Broadway. Brooklyn. 

Golden. Marta. Gerard Hotel. N. Y. 

Goolmans, Musical, Continental Hotel, Chicago. 

Gordon, Cliff, Orpheum. Denver. 

Gordon ft Sbackhorn, 225 W. 27. New York. 

Gordon ft Marx. Family. Lafayette, Ind. 

Gordon, Amy, Rose Sydell, B. R. 

Gordon, Max, Reeves' Beauty Show, B. R. 

Gorman ft West. 52 E. 88, N. Y. 

Goss, John, Orpheum. Canton, O. 

Gossans, Bobby, 400 So. Smith, Cob, 0. 

Gotham Comedy Quartet, City Sports, B. R. 

Graces, Two, Miner's Americsns, B. R. 

Grant, Anna, Pat White's Gaiety Girls, B. B. 

Grant, Sydney. 10 W. 65, N. Y. 

Grabowsky, Robert, French Mslds, B. R. 

Graham, Geo. W., Scenic, Providence, lndef. 

Gray ft Graham. Majestic. Denver. 

Grace, Lizzie, Miner's Americsns, B. R. 

Grannon, I la. Lyric, Dayton, O. 

Qreve ft Green, 409 Nicollet, Minneapolis. 

Green, 8am, White's Gaiety Girls, B. R. 

Gregg, Frank, Tiger Lilies, B. R. 

(Jregory, Geo. L., ft Co., 948 

Gregory's Five, Alharabra, Paris. 

Grime*. Ton ft Gertie, 1615 No. Front Phlla. 

Gruet. Jack, Al. Marie Ideals, B. R. 

Guertln, Louis, Metropolitan Hotel, Brockton. 

Hainea ft Russell. 948 Muskego, Milwaukee. 

Hall, Alfred. Rolllckera, B. B. 

Ball, Geo. P., 180 Center, Boston. 

Hale ft Harty, 319K Indiana, Indianapolis. 

Hale, Lillian, ft Co., 18, Family, Clinton, Is. 

Halley ft McKlnnon, Lady Birds, B. R. 

Haley, Harry B., 286 Ogden, Chicago. 

Halnerlne, Nan, 569 6th Ave., N. Minneapolis. 

Hammond, Flossie, Freneh Maids B. B. 

Hammond ft Forrester, 101 W. 83, N. Y. 

Hannon, Billy, 729 No. Western, Chicago. 

Haney, Edith ft Lee, Jr., 4118 Winona, Denver. 

Hanson ft Nelson, Proctor's, Newark. 

Hanvey, Clark ft Prldean. Saratoga, Chicago. 

Harris ft Randall, Palace Hotel. Chicago. 

Harcourt, Frank, 44 Pleasant, Worcester. 

Hardlg Bros., Barnum ft Bailey, C. R. 

Hart, Fred. 893 8th Ave., N. Y. 

Hart, J. C, ft Co., Tiger Lilies, B. R. 

Hart. Sadie, 1163 Jackson. N. Y. 

Hart. Willie ft Bdltb. 1918 8. 11, Philadelphia. 

Harland ft Rolllnson, 16 Repton, Manchester, Bng. 

Harlowe, Beatrice, Moon Light Maids, B. R. 

Hsrrlty ft Herr, 146 Luna, B. Liberty, Pa. 

Harson, Jules, Yankee Doodle Girls, B. R. 

Harrington, Hilds, Rose Sydell, B. B. 

Harris, Bobby, Toreadors, B. R. 

Harris, Charley, Harry Bryant's, B. R. 

Harris, Hattie, Jewell. Grand Island, Neb. 

Hsrris. Sam, O. II.. Athens, O. 

Harrison, Minnie, Brigadier, B. B. 

Harvey ft De Vora, Rlalto Rounders, B. R. 

Harvey, Elsie, ft Field Bros.. Hathaway's, Lowell. 

Harvey, Harry, 3110 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago. 

Haskell, Loney, Orpheum, Okland. 

Hassan Ben All's Arabs. Orpheum, Boston. 

Hswkens, John. 6. Phillips', Richmond, Ind. 

Hsyes ft Csrew, Bohemians, B. R. 

Hayes ft Hsley, 147 W. 127, N. Y. 

Hayes, Brent, Tivoll. Cape Town, 8. A. 

Hayes, Ed. C, Sun. Springfield, 0. 

Hayes, Edmund, Jolly Girls, B. R. 

Hsynes, Beatrice, Broadway Gaiety Girls, B. B. 

Hayes ft Wynn, 539 Bergen, Newark. 

Hayman ft Franklin, Hippodrome, Liverpool, Bng. 

Healey, Tim, Brigadiers, B. B. 

Healy ft Vance, 215 W. 106. N. Y. 

Heath, Thos. Gainer, Keith's, Portland, Me. 

Hearn, Tom, Palace, London, Eng. 

Hellman, BenJ., Toreadors, B. R. 

Heath ft Emerson, 200 Berrlman. Brooklyn. 

Hefron. Tom. Grand Marlon, Ind. 

Helston. Wally ft Lottie. 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 

Henly ft Elliott, 4925 Cypress, Pittsburg. 

Henry ft Francis, 45 W. 98, N. Y. 

Henry, Harry F., Scenic. Revere Beach, Mass. 

Henry, Roethlng, St. Charles Hotel. Chicago. 

Henry ft Young. 270 W. 89, N. Y. 

Herbert, Mabel, 404 Main, Worborn, Mo. 

Herron, Bertie, Majestic, Des Moines. 

Herrmann, Adelaide, GUsey House, N. Y. 

Hewlettes, The, Standard, Ft. Worth, lndef. 

Hewlettes. The, 806 Ave. G, Council Bluffs, la. 

Herbert Bros., Three, 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 

Heyd. Lawrence, Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Heltzman, Julia. Imperials, B. R. 

Hess Sisters, 258 W. 55. N. Y. 

Hlatt Family. Fern, New Castle. Ind. 

Hlbbert ft Warren, Bennett's, Hamilton. 

Hickman, George, Pearl River, N. Y. 

Hlestand, Chas. F., 2630 Iowa Ave., St. Louis. 

Hill. Edmonds Trio, 262 Nellson, New Brunswick. 

Hill. Cherry ft Hill, Hathaway's, Lowell. 

Hlld. Irene, 148 Morgan, Buffalo. 

Hllllard, Robert, Columbia, Cincinnati. 

Hlltons, Marvelous, Fsy Foster, B. R. 

Hlllyers, Three, 792 Bay 25, Bensonhurst. 

Hlnes ft Remington, Harrison, N. Y. 

Hlrsh, Estelle, 4530 Prairie, Chicago. 

Hobeon, Cecele Lois, Grand Family, Fargo, N. D. 

Hobson ft Macnlchol. 76 3d Ave., N. Y. 

Hobelman, Martin, Harry Bryant's, B. R. 

Hobson, Mr. ft Mrs., Rlngllng Bros.. C. R. 

Hoch, Emll, ft Co., Orpbeum, Brooklyn. 

Hoffmans. Cycling. Wesson's, Joplln, Mo. 

Ho l nni n Bros., Teatro Orsin. Clrco Bello, Mexico. 

Holmes, Gertrude Bennett. 13 Central, Greendale. 

Holman, Harry, Bijou. Qulncy, 111. 

Holloway. Art. G.. Springfield, lndef. 

Holt, A If.. Moss-Stoll Tour, England, lndef. 

Hope, Marjorie, Star. New Castle, Pa. 

Hoover, Lilian. 211 B. 14, N. Y. 

Horton ft La Triska, Novelty, Stockton, Cal. 

Houston, Fritz, Vogel's Minstrels. 

Howard's Pony ft Dogs, Orpheum. Allentown. 

Howsrd, Hsrry ft Mse. Garrlck. Norrlstown, Pa. 

Howard ft Cameron. 479 No. Clinton. Rochester. 

Howard ft Esher, 881 N. Artlsen, Chicago. 

Honan ft Kearney, Orientals. B. R. 

Howard Bros., Majestic, Madison, Wis. 

Howard ft Howard, Orpheum, Allentown. 

Howard ft St. Clair, Charing Cross Rd., London. 

Howard, Jos. B., Aleda, 111., lndef. 

Howard, May, Rents-Stanley, B. R. 

Howsrd, Geo. F., 3456 Scranton Rd., Cleveland. 

Howell ft Webster. 1553 Brosdway. N. Y. 

Hoyle, William. 16 5, Attlehoro. Mass. 

Hoyt, Frances ft Co., Sherman House, Chicago. 

Hoyt A McDonald. Olympic, 8o. Bend. 

Hudson Bros., 1337 Maple, Canton, O. 

Huehn. Musical. 1553 Brosdwsy, N. Y. 

Huegel Bros., Lyric. Austin, Tex. 

Hughes, Florence. Hsrry Bryant's, B. R. 

Hughes, Mr. ft Mrs. Nick, Jamaica. L. I. 

Huested. Sadie. Yankee Doodle Girls, B. R. 

Hiietterman, Miss, Bsrnum ft Bslley, C. R. 

Hunter ft Duncan. Gayety. Akron, O. 

Hurleys, The, 185% So. Orange, Newark. 

Huston, Arthur. Pantages. Seattle, indef. 

Hyde, Mr. ft Mrs., Family. Chester, Pa. 

Hyde. Walt. M., ft Co., 3506 5. Pittsburg. 

Hylands, Three, 28 Osborn, Danbury, Conn. 

Imhoff ft Corlnne, Empire, B. R. 
Imperial Musical Trio, Orpheum, Lima, 0. 
Imperlsl Viennese Troupe, Bsrnum ft Bslley, O. R. 
International Entertainers, Four, Jolly Girls, B. R. 
Inman, The Great, 312 W. 24, N. Y. 
Italia, 856 Mass., Boston. 

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BOB ADAMS, Professional 
MBYEB COHEN. Manager. 

Jack Lew ft Bro., 9248 So. Chicago, So. Chicago. 
Jackson Family, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 
Jackson, Harry ft Kate, Empire, Peterson. 
Jacobs ft Sardel, 1240 Franklin, N. S. Plttnburg. 
Jacobs ft West, Sam Devere. B. R. 
James, Byron, Bijou, Flint, Mich., lndef. 
Jenkins ft Clark, Box 205, Appleton, Wis. 
Jennings. Arthur 482 Manhattan, N. Y. 
Jennings ft Jewell, Knickerbockers, B. R. 
Jennings ft Renfrew, 838 Spruce, Chelsea, Mass. 
Jennings, William, White's Gaiety Girls, B. B. 
Jerome, Nat. 8., 1287 Washington,. N. Y. 
Jess, John W.. Lid Lifters, B. R. 
Johnson Bros., ft Johnson, Stsr, Meadrllle, Pa- 
Johnson. Chester, 383 3d Are., N. Y. 
Johnson, Geo., Scrlbner's Big Show, B. B. 
Johnson, Jess P., 622 So. 4. Camden, N. J. 
Johnson, Mark,' Star, Mnncle, Ind. 
Johnson, Musical, Ronacher's, Vienna. 
Johnson, Phil, Brigsdlers, B. R. 
Jolson. Al., Majestic, Little Rock. « 

Jolly ft Wild, G. O. II., Grand Rapids. i 

Jones ft Walton. G. O. H., Grand Rapids. 
Jorden, Tom, Lady Birds, B. R. • J 

Joyces, The, Salem, Salem, Mass. 
Jules ft Margon, Barlow Minstrels. 


Kalinowski Bros., Trans-Atlantic, B. R. 

Kaufman, Reba ft Ines, Olympic, London. 

Kalmo, Chas. ft Ada, May wood, N. J. i 

Karland, Great, 806 W. Highland, Norfolk. | 

Karno, Fred, ft Co., 5th Are., N. Y. 

Keane, Warren, Mohawk, Schenectady. 

Keatons, Three. 229 W. 88. N. Y. - I 

Keegan ft Mack, 1558 Broadway, N. Y. 

Keely Bros., K. ft P., Utica, N. Y. 

Kelfe, Zena, 508 W. 185. N. Y. 

Keene, Juggling, 1860 Boston Rd., N. Y. 

Keene ft Adams, Poll's, New Haven. 

Keene, Mattle, ft Co., 10 W. 132. N. Y. 

Kelly ft Kent, Columbia, St. Louis. 

Kelly, John T., Elmhurst, L. I., 

Kelly ft Rose, 40 W. 28, N. Y. 

Kelly, M. J., 46 Johnson, Brooklyn. 

Kelly ft Msssey Co., Empire, Grand Forks, N. D. 

Kelly, Walter C. Maryland, Baltimore, 

Kelly ft Ashby. 20, Palace, Dundee, Scotland. 

Keogh ft Francis, Armory, BInghamton. 

Kemp's Tales, Columbia. Cincinnati. 

Keller, Major, Poll's, Waterbnry, lndef. 

Kennedy Bros, ft Mac, 32 Second, Dover, N. H. 

Kenton, Dorothy, 13, Orpheum, Kansas City. 

Kennedy ft Wllkens, 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 

Keno ft D'Arville, Columbia, St. Louis. 

Keno. Welsh ft Melrose, Keith's, Providence. 

Kherns, Arthur H., Rerere House, Chicago. 

Klein, Geo., Empire Show, B. B. 

Klein, Ott Bros, ft Nicholson. 16 W. 86, Bsyonno. 

Kimball ft Donovan, 118 Northampton, Boston. 

Klngrtburys, The, Majestic, Charleston, W. Va. 

King ft Douglas, Wonderland, Wstertown, N. Y. 

King, Sam ft Nellie. 2374 Pitkin, Brooklyn. 

KlnsNers, 843 N. Clark, Chicago. 

Klnsons, The, 21 E. 20, N. Y. 

Kiralfo. One. 1710 Third, Rvansvllle. 

Klrschhorns, 207 So. 13, Omaha. 

Knight, Francis, 225 W. 45, N. Y. 

Knight ft Seaton. National, Kansas City. 

Knight ft Sawtelle. Proctor's. Troy. 

Knowles. Harry, 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 

Knox, W. II., Elysian Grove, Tucson, Arts. 

Kooper, Hsrry J., Moon Light Mslds. 

Kokln, Prince. Keith's, Jersey City. 

Kolfsge. -Ihike, Crystal, Elwood, Ind., lndef. 

Koppe ft Martha, 215 E. 86, N. Y. 

Koppe, S.. 215 E. 86. N. Y. 

Kraft, Gus, Barnum ft Bailey, C. R. 

Kratons, The. Colonial, N. Y. 

Krause, Rmma, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Kuhns, Three. Pantages, Tacoma. 

Kurtls-Busse. Bijou, Battle Creek. 

La Blanc, Bertrane, Grand. Sacramento, lndef. 
La Centra ft La Rue, 532 E. 18, N. Y. 
La Delles, Four, Bijou. Ssglnsw, Mlcb. 
Lafleur ft Dogs, 57 Hanover, Proridence. 
Lakola ft Lorain, Majestic, Vicksburg, Miss. 
Lalllvette ft Co., Academy, Scranton. 
La Mar. Sadie. Rolllckera, B. R. 
Lambert ft Williams. 149 E. 22, N. Y. 
Lamb ft King, 353 State, Chicago. 
Lamb's Msnlkins, 465 Pippin, Portland, Ore. 
Lsmpe Bros., Villa Raso, Absecon, N. J. 
Larex, Joseph, Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 
Larkine ft Burns, 13, Majestic. Montgomery. 
Lawler ft Daughters. 100 W. 105, N. Y. 
La Blanche, Great, Hotel Light, Chattanooga. 
La Mase Bros., Hatha way's, New Bedford. 
La Raab A Scottle. 333 Locust, Johnstown, Pa. 






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La lfont's Cockatooe, Mohawk, Schenectady. 

Laredo A Blake, 380 B, 14. N. Y. 

La Marche. Frankle. 436 B. 26, Chicago. 

La Rague Sisters, Baron m * Bailer, O. R. 

La Toaka, Phil., Majeatlc, EveneTille. 

Latoy Bros., Jolly Oraaa Widowa, B. R. 

Lane Trio, Vogal'e Mlnatrels. 

La Van A La Valet te, Majeatlc, Pittsburg, lndef. 

La Box, Wonderful, Clara Turner Stock Co. 

La Van Trio. Barnnm A Bailey. C. R, 

La Veen Cross ft Co., Unique, Minneapolis 

La Volte A Grant, 226 B. 14, N. Y. 

La Vine Olmarte Trio, Orpheum, Reading. 

Lavette A Doyle. 840 N. 2, Hamilton, O. 

Lakoia, Harry H., Box 76, San Fernando. Cal. 

Lavlne A Hard, New Century Ma ids, B. R. 

Lsngdona, The. 704 6th Are., Milwaukee. 

Laughing Blanco, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Larlne ft Leonard, Colonial, Beaton, Pa. 

Lawrence, Pete. Al. Reerea' Big Show. B. R. 

La Gray, Dollle, Bijou, Racine, Wis., lndef. 

Law i once, Bert, 8 Laurel, Bozhury, Maas. 

Lea, Jamea P., Bmplre. San Francisco, lndef. 

Lee, Madllien, French Malda. B. B. 

Lee Tang Foo, 1226 2d. B. Oakland. 

La Veola. Poll's, Sprlngfleld. 

Leahy, Frank W., Manhattan, Norfolk, Va.. lndef. 

Leeds, Adelaide, Parisian Widows, B. B. 

Le Dent, Champagne Girls, B. R. 

La Hlrt, Mono, Orpheum. Mansfield, O. 

Leanry Ladles, Barnnm ft Bailey. C. R 

Leigh. Andrew, Lady Birds, B. B. 

Leigh. Lisle, ' ft Co.. Coliseum. Seattle. 

Leightons, Three. Barnum ft Bailey, C. R. 

Laenl ft Leonl, 10 B. 7th. Cincinnati. 

Leonard, James F., Ysnkee Doodle Girls, B. R. 

Leonard, Gus, Acme, Sacramento, lndef. 

Leonard, Grace, Orpheum. Boston. 

Leonard ft Phillips, Unique. Minneapolis. 

Leontlna, Marie, 17 B. 97. N. Y. 

Leonore ft St. Claire, 4948 Bast on, St. Louis. 

Leonard ft Drake, 1899 Park PL, Brooklyn. 

LeBoy ft Woodford, 2417 Wylle Are., Pittsburg. 

Les Oarrays, 19 Perry, Pittsburg. 

Lea Jarolea, Barnnm ft Bailey. C. R. 

Leslie, Bert, ft Co., Bmplre, Peterson. 

Leslie ft William*. Hippodrome, Lexin gto n , Ky. 

Lester, Bill, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Lester ft Moore, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Leater, Will, 281 John R.. Detroit. 

Lory, Bert, Travel, 8. Orpheum, Kansas City. 

Lory, Mrs. Jules, snd Family. 162 W. 98, N. Y. 

Leyden, Margaret, 8647 Vernen, Chicago. 

Levan, Miss H.. Barnnm ft Bailey. C. B. 

Lerllte ft Sinclair, Keith's. Providence. 

Lewis ft Hsrr. 121 W. 16. N. Y. 

Lewis, Oscar, White's Gaiety Girls. B. R. 

Lewis. Phil., 121 W. 116. N. Y. 

Lewis ft Thompson, Merry Maidens, B. B. 

Le Fevre — St. John, 206 American BIdg., Seattle. 

Le Witt ft Ashmore, Majeatlc, Ft. Worth. 

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Llewellyn ft Walters, Marlon, Marlon, O. 

Llngerman, Samuel ft Lacy, 706 N. 6, Phils. 

Llpmnn ft Lewis, Shabert, Chattanooga. 

Lloyd, Herbert. 28 Wellington, Strand. London. 

Lloyd, Alice, Alhambra, N. Y. 

Loder, Chas. A., Boss Lawn, Areola, Pa. 

Lois, 100 W. 86, N. Y. 

Lomlson, WllUard, 228 Montgomery, Jersey City. 

Long, John, Family, Brie, Pa., lndef. 

Louise and Dottle. Bowery Burlesquers, B. B. 

"Lore Walts." April 13, Maryland. Baltimore. 




In Their Entertaining Oddity, 

for Ensuing Season, 





At Home. Back among the old folKs. 

K.-P. 5th Ave. this week. Next week, (April 6), Proctor's Newark. 

Loritts, The, 814 Bererly rd., Brooklyn. 

Lowanda, A. G.. Barnum ft Bailey, C. B. 

Lowe, Musical, Grand, Victoria, B. C. 

Lowry, Mr. ft Mrs. Bd.. 44 B. Cross, Baltimore. 

Lucas, Jlmmle, Auditorium, Lynn. 

Luckie ft Yoaat, 889 Sumpter, Brwki>ti. 

Lacier, Marguerite, Qulncy Adams Sawyer Co 

Luclers, Four, Uolontown, Pa. 

Lacy ft Lacier, Poll's, Bridgeport. 

Lulgi Plcsro Trio, 460 Adolph, Brooklyn. 

"Late King," 14 Marlborough Bd., London, Bng. 

Lots Bros., 18 Grant, Corona, N. Y. 

Lukena. 4, Beading, Pa. 

Lynton, Chris., Bmplre, Los Angeles, lndef. 

Lyons ft Galium, 217 W. 10, N. Y. 

Mack, Wilbur, Haymarket, Chicago. 

Macarte'B Monkeys, Haymarket, Chicago. 

Macarte Slaters, Orpheum, Ssn Francisco. 

Mack, Billy, 208 Third. N. Y. 

Macks. Two, 246 N. 69, W. Philadelphia. 

Mack ft Dougal, 1668 Broadway, N. Y. 

Mac Fadyen ft Mac Fad yen. 813 So. 6th, B'klyn. 

Mack, James, Wesley, Boss Sydell, B. B. 

Madden- Fl tips trick Co.. Proctor' a, Newark. 

Maddern, Joseph, 189 W. 47, N. Y. 

Madcsps, Winkler's. 104 B. 14. N. Y. 

MacDonaugh. Bthel. 68 W. 107, N. Y. 

MacLarena Musical Fire. Keith's, Phils. 

Mahr, Agnes, IS, Orpheum. Denver. 

Ms Dell ft Corbley. 116 Howard, Buffalo. 

"Madle" 408 W. 61, N. Y. 

Magulre. H. 8., Braddock, Pa. 

Makarenkoa Duo, 808 B. 6. N. Y. 

MSlchow, Geo.. Bijou, Oahkosh, Wis., lndef. 

Malvern Troupe, White's Gaiety Girls, B. R. 

Mantis sect Comedy Four, Rose Sydell, B. R. 

Llna ft Oalljui. Fay Foster, B. B. 

Mantey ft Non-U, 617 Walnut. Hamilton, O. 

Manley ft Sterling, Grand, Pittsburg. 

Manning ft Blrdsong, Majestic, Houston. 

Mantell's Marionettes, Psntage's, Spokane. 

Mardo Trio, Blogllng Bros., C. B. 

Mario Trio, 91 B. 8. N. Y. 

Marlon ft Pearl, Clifton Hotel, Clifton, N. J. 

Marks, Clarence. Broadway Gaiety Girls, B. R. 

Marion ft Lillian. Tiger Lllllea. B. B. 

Marlowe. Plunkett ft Co., 27 Gay lord, Dorchester. 

Marno Trio, 104 W. 14. N. Y. 

Marsh, Joe, 8122 Loess, St. Louis. 

Marshall, Bert, 238 Splcer, Akron, O. 

Martin. Dare ft Percle, 8960 Indians, Chicago. 

Msrtynne, C. B., Orpheum, Leavenworth, lndef. 

Martynne, Great, Rose Sydell, B. B. 

Martin ft Crouch, Lyceum. Missoula, Mont., lndef. 

Marshall ft King. Rents-Santley, B. B. 

Martini ft Maximilian, Ysnkee Doodle Girls, B. B. 

Marty. Joe. 1623 Hancock. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Marnier, Lena, Barnum ft Bailey, O. B. 

Mary ft Petroff, Barnum ft Ballsy, C. B. 

Mason, Art, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Mason ft Bart, Victor House, Chicago. 

Mesquerta Sisters, Three. 9 83d, Chicago. 

Mason ft Keeler. Poll's. New Haven. 

Masons. Four, Main St., Peoria, 111. 

Mathleu, Juggling, Grand, Hamilton, O. 

Mathews, Joca. Yankee Doodle Girls, B. R. 

Maxwell ft Dudley, 106 W. 96. N. Y. 

May, Arthur O., P. O. Box 523, Horman, Okla. 

May, Bthel. Majestic, Dtlca. 

Mayer, Robert, Moon Light Maids. 

Mayne. Elizabeth. Harry Bryant's. B. R. 

McAroy, Harry, Bijou, Philadelphia. 

McCabe. Jack. Century Girls, B. R. 

McOabe ft Peters, Richmond Hotel. Chicago. 

McCarthy, Myles, Union Hotel, Chicago. 

McOarrers, The, 2833 Dearborn, Chicago. 

McConnell ft Simpson. Majestic, Little Bock. 

McCoy. Nellie, 667 W. 124, N. Y. 

McCree Davenport Troupe. Hagenbeck-Wallsce. 

McOullough, Walter, Alexander Hotel, Chicago. 

McCune ft Grant, 8 Banton, Pittsburg, Pa. 

McFarland. Frank, 811 W. 142, N. Y. 

McFarland ft McDonald. Colonial Belles, B. R. 

McCauley, Joe, Wonderland. Minneapolis, lndef. 

McGlnnls Bros., 75 Bradford, Springfield, Mass. 

McOrsth ft Paige, 58 Wash., Mlddletown, Coon. 

McGregor. Lara, Grand, Altoons, Pa., lndef. 

McKlnley, Neil, Jersey Lilies, B. B. 

McLaughlin, L. Clair, Sheridanrille, Pa. 

McLeod, Andy, Kentucky Belles, B. B, 

McMshon's Watermelon Girls, G. O. H., Syracuse. 

McNaughtons, The. Alhambra, N. Y. 

McWllHama, G. B.. Keith's, Portland. Me. 

Meaney, Lottie, ft Co., 7 Blm, Charleston, Mass. 

MelTllle ft Hlggins, 272 So. 2d, Brooklyn. 

Melrose, William, Barnum ft Bailey, C. B. 

Melroy Trio, 97 Park, Chicago. 

Melvln Bros., Kentucky Belles, B. B. 

Menstlsns. The, Barnnm ft Bailey, C. B. 

Merrttt, Raymond, Empire, Los Angeles, lndef. 

Merrlman Sisters, 912 Bellefontain, Indianapolis. 

Meers Sisters, Barnnm ft Bailey, 0. R. 

Metsettiea, Ten, Barnum ft Bailey, C. R. 

Mesano Troupe. Campbell Bros., C. R. 

Mlddteton, Gladya, Olympic, So. Bend. 

Mlddleton, Minnie. Los Angeles, Cal. 

Mleakoff Troupe, Star, Toronto. 

Mlgnon, Helene. Bmplre, St. Paul, lndef. 

Mills, Joe. Rollickera, B. R. 

Mills. Wm.. 20th Centnry Maids, B. R. 

Millard. Frank, Lady Birds, B. B. 

Millard Bros., Crackerjscks, B. R. 

Mlllmsn Trio. Krystsll Pstece, Lelpslg, Ger. 

Mlllership Sisters, Watson's. B. R. 

Miller, Blisabeth. 1726 W. 81 PI., Cleveland. 

Miller, Grace, Phillips', Richmond, Ind., lndef. 

Miller ft Bgan, Mystic, Carthage, N. Y. 

Miller Sisters, Gay Morning Glories, B. R. 

Mills ft Lewis, 114 B. 11, N. Y. 

Mills ft Morris, Clarendon Hotel, N. Y. 

Mlley. Kathryn, Keith's, Fall River. 

"Military Octette," Maryland. Baltimore. 

Mllmsrs, The. Gem, Monongshela, Pa. 

Milton ft De Long Sisters, Orpheum. Rockford, 111. 

Miner ft Coleman, 201 W. ISO. N. Y. 

Mitchell ft Cain, 611 Sterling PL, Brooklyn. 

Mitchell Sisters, Monarch, Lawton, Okla., lndef. 

Mitchell ft Qulnn, 20 Bay 26, Bensonhurst, L. I. 

Monroe, George, 1568 Broadway, N. Y. 

Monahans, Dancing, Marlboro. Marlboro, Maas. 

Monte, AL. 8888 Hamilton. Philadelphia. 

Montambo ft Hurl Falls, Bmplre, B. B. 

Montrose, Louise, Hsrrtshurg, Pa. 

Montague's Cockatoos, 54 W. 26, N. Y. 

Montgomery, Geo. P., Lyric, Hot Springs, lndef. 

Montgomery ft Moore, 1009 Buttonwood, Phils. 

Mont ray, 814 Western Are., Allegheny, Pa. 

Mooney, Harry J., Barnum ft Bailey C. R. 

Mooney ft Holbein, Stoke-on-Trent, Eng. 

Moore ft Dillon, Fay Foster, B. R. 

Moore, Tom, Colonial, Lawrence, Mass. 

Moorehead. Harry (Dreamland), Norfolk, Va. 

Morette Sisters. 1587 Lee, Philadelphia. 

Morgan, Lou, Parisian Belles, B. B. 

Morris ft Morton, Dainty Duchess, B. B. ' 

Morre, Chas., Lady Birds, B. B. 

Morre, Helen J., Night Owls. B. B. 

Morrelle Marie, 1807% Main, Parsons, Kss. 

Morris ft Hemmingusy, Grand, Indianapolis. 

Morrison, Geo. N., Temple, Revere Besch, Mi 

Morse, Billy, Anheuser's, Aberdeen, Wash., lndef. 

Morse-Bon, Orpheum, Allentown. 

Moto-Glrl, Bennett's. Ottawa. 

Morton. Jamea J.. 147 W. 45, N. Y. 

Morton. Ed., BolUckers, B. R. 

Muchlners, The. Valley Junction, la. 

Mullen ft Corell, Haymarket, Chicago. 

Mulllnl Sisters, Washington Society Girls, B. B. 

Munger, Mort. M., Frankfort, Ind. 

Murphy ft Andrews 116 Washington PL, N. Y. 

Murphy ft Msgee, Ideals. B. R. 

Murphy ft Palmer, 809 3d Are., N. Y. 

Murphy ft Willard. 006 No. 7th, Philadelphia. 

Murphy, Geo. P., Tiger Lilies, B. B. 

Murray, Blisabeth M.. Orpheum, Kansas City. 

Murray Sisters, Chase's, Washington. 

Murray, Wm. W.. 228 B. mTn. Y. 

Murray, Eddie, Fischer's, Los Angeles, lsdeff. 

Murray, Clayton ft Drew. Merry Maidens, B. R. 

Murtha, Lillian. 211 B. 10. N. Y. 

Musketeer Quartette. Academy, Chicago. 

Musketeers. Three, Jolly Grass Widows, B. B. 

Nsgel ft Adsms, Calgary, Alberts, Csa. 

Nsrelle, Marie, Christ Church, New Zealand. 

Nsrus, Julie, Tiger Li Ilea, B. B. 

Nawn. Tom, ft Co.. 420 W. 52, Phils. 

Neff, John, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Nellie, Nelll ft Chapman, 1652 B. Main, Rochester. 

Nelson-Fsrnnm Troupe, 8141 Bererly rd., Brooklyn. 

Nelson, Katharine, 10 Howland, Boxbury, Mass. 

Nelson ft Egbert. 488 Atlantic, Pittsburg. 

Nelson, Tony. Frie, Germany. 

Nevada ft Eden. 286 W. 43. N. Y. 

Nevaroa. Four, Barnum ft Bailey. C. B. 

Newell Slaters. Jolly Girls, B. B. 

Newell ft Niblo. 14 Leicester St.. London, Bng. 

Newman. Jules, Lady Birds, B. R. 

Newsomes, Four, Barnum ft Bailey, C. B. 

Nichols ft Hogan, 1644 Broadway, Brooklyn. 

Nickel. Barl, 846 B. 40, Chicago. 

Nicolal, Ida, Bohemians. B. R. 

Night With the Poets. Keith's, Portland. 

"Night on a House Boat," Proctor's, Troy. 

Noble, Billy, 20th Century Mslds, B. B. 

Nohlette ft Marshall, Orpheum. Sioux City. 

Nolan, Fred, Boston Belles, B. B. 

Nolan ft Fletcher. Lyric, Dallas. 

Norman's Joggling Six. 12, Columbia, Cincinnati 

North. Bobby. 46 W. 116, N. Y. 

Nosses, Six, K. ft P. 5th Ave., New York. 

Notes. Musical. Irwin, Goshen, Ind.; lndef. 

Nugent, Eddie, Trans-Atlantic, B. B. 

Nugent, J. C. The Oaks, Canal Dover, O. 

Nugent ft Miller, Keith's, Portland. 

O'Brien-Havel, 616 52, Brooklyn. 
Odell ft Hart. 2063 Strand, Green Lake, Wash. 
Odell ft Klnley. 8405 Colllngwood. Toledo. 
Ogden, Helen, 279 Clybourne, Chicago. 
Olivers, Three. Majeatlc, Topeka. 
Olivette, 225 Pacific, Brooklyn. 
Omega. Ollle, Parisian Widows. B. R. 
"Onetts," Park Hotel, Port Chester, N. Y. 
Out hank ft Blanchetto, P. 0., Boston. Mass. 
O'Connell ft Golden. Casino, Pittsburg. 
O'Nell. Tommle, White's Gaiety Girls, B. B. 
O'Neill. W. A., Orpheum, Osklsnd, lndef. 
O'Neill Trio, Grand, Portland, Ore. 
Orth ft Fern, 12. Orpheum. Ssn Francisco. 
Ollfsns, Three, 711 Orchard, Chicago. 
0' Regan, Box 806. Ottawa. Can. 
Orhaaany, Irms. Family, Rock Istendd. 
Orloff, Olga, Toreadors, B. R. 
O'Rourke ft Marie. Merry Makers. B. B. 
Otto Bros., 10 Howland, Roxbury, Mass. 
Owen, Hoffman ft Co., Garrlck, Norristown, Pa. 

Pachico Family, Barnum ft Bailey, O. B. 

Palfrey ft Homer, 51 Broadway, Providence. 

Palmer Slaters, Poll's, Hartford. 

Paradise Alley, Orpheum, Utlca. 

Parisian Grand Opera Co., 686 Lexington, N. Y. 

Parka. Dick. 1268 B. 25, Loo Angeles. 

Patton, Grace, Rollickera, B. B. 

Paullnettl ft Plquo, 242 Franklin, Phila. 

Pauline, Poll's, New Haven. 

Pendleton.. The, 185 Pittsburg. New Castle. 

Pero ft Wilson, 885 Temple, Washington, O. 

Pearl, Kathryn. Sollickers, B. B. 

Pearl. Violet, BolUckers, B. R. 

Pederaon Bros., Unique, Minneapolis. 

Pelots, The, 161 Westminster, Atlantic City. 

Pepper Twins, Lindsay, Out., Can. 

Perkins, David F., 222 Baatern, Portland, Me. 

Perkins, Walter E., 208 American BIdg., Seattle. 

Perry ft White, Miss N. Y.. Jr., B. B. 

Perry, Clsyton, Idea 1*. B. R. 

Perry, Frank L., 747 Bacbaroan, Minneapolis. 

Persona, Camllle, Bijou, Qulncey, 111. 

Petchlng Bros., Orpheum, Memphis. 

Peters. Phil ft Nettle, 107 B. 81, N. Y. 

Philbrooks ft Reynolds. 220 B. 78, N. Y. 

Phillips ft Fsrlsrdesu, Electric, Coochocton, O. 

Phillips, J. H.. 10 W. 182. N. Y. 

Phillips Sisters, Majestic, B. B. 

"Planophiends." Orpheum, New Orleans. 

Plercy ft Fulda, 1926 Peterson, Baltimore. 

Pike, Lester, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Pike, Mary, Brigadiers, B. B. 

Polrer's Three, 12 Notre Dome, Montreal. 

Pollard, Jeanne, World Beaters, B. B. 

Pollard, W. D.. Majestic, Little Bock. / 

"Polly Pickle's Pets." IS, Orphean, Denver. 

Poener, Allan II., 486 Central Park W., N. Y. 

Potter ft Harris, 701 Lelsnd, Chicago. 

Powers Bros., 15 Trask. Providence. 

Power, Colette ft Co., 76 Bockrillo pi., Brooklyn. 

Prampln Trio. 847 W. 40, N. Y. 

Price, John R.. ft Co., 211 B. 14. N. Y. 

Primrose, Fred., 876 Walla bout. Brooklyn. 

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Prior A Norrls, Tulswlla. Wssh. 

Pritskow, Louis, Century Girls, B. R. 

Prolst Trio, Singling Bros., C. B. 

Pryors, The, 80 No. Main, Providence. 

Psycho, Idle., Uen. Del., Chicago. 

Puck's. Two, Majestic, Des Moines. 

Pudgie A Bmmett. 464 Blewett, Seattle. 

Pullen, Louella, 104 Jefferson, Trenton. 

Pullman Porter Ms Ida, K. A P., 58 th St., N. Y. 


Quaker City Quartet, 408 Macon. Brooklyn. 
Qulgg A Mack, 116 B. 14. N. Z. 

Radford A Valentine. Alhambra, Parts. 

Bain Dears, Orpheum, Hsrrlsburg. 

Rainbow Sisters, Majestic, Ashlsnd. 

Raleigh A Harrington, 288 Winter, Hagerstown. 

Balston A Son, Box 641, Patcbofue, L. I., N. Y. 

Bastns A Banks, Empire, Holborn, London, Bng. 

Bawls A Von Kaufman, 816 B. 14. Kansas City. 

Bawaon A June, Phoenicia. N. Y. 

Raymond, Buhy, Poll's, Worcester. 

Raymond A Harper, 6406 Lexington, Cleveland. 

Baaarfa, The, 4608 No. 20, Phlla. 

Bay, Fred, A Co., Bennett's, Montreal. 

Raymond, Fredericks, 16 B. 88, N. Y. 

Ray nor. Val., Trans-Atlantics, B. B. 

Beeves, Bse, Msjeatlc, Wooster, O. 

Beded A Hsdley, World Beaters, B. B. 

Reed Bros., 66 Sszton, Dorchester, Mass. 

Reed A St. John. 464 Manhattan. N. Y. 

Regal Trio, 116 W. Washington, pi., N. Y. 

Bego, Jlmmle, 411 Keystone Bldg., Pittsburg. 

Bedford A Winchester, Poll's, Springfield. 

Beid Sisters, 68 Rroad, Blixaheth. 

Reid. Lilian. A Co., 272 B. 86, Chicago. 

Reed A BarL Edison, Holdredge, Neb. 

Reed, Harry L., Washington. Buffalo, indef. 

Beeves, Al., Beeves' Beauty Show, B. R. 

Beeves, A If.. 6th Are., N. Y. 

Beeres* Billy. 5th Are N. Y. 

Bellly, Johnnie, Qulnby's, ZsnesTllle, O. 

Remington, May me, Alhambra, N. Y. 

Rennee Family. Lyric, Mobile. 

Reno, Geo. B., A Co., Empire. London, Bng. 

Reno ft Blgsr, Bsruom A Bailey, C. B. 

Renshsw, Ssft, Msjeatlc, La Salle, 111.. Indef. 

Bensetta A Lyman, Trocadero, B. B» 

Rerere A Ynlr, Champagne Girls, B. B. 

Reynard. A. IX, O. H.. Bldgeway, Pa. 

Reynard, Ed. P., Orpheum, Brooklyn. 

Reynolds, Abe, Miss N. Y., Jr., B. R. 

Blcs, Al., 262 Springfield, Newark. 

Bice A Cohen, Orphenm, Minneapolis. 

Bice, Fanny, G. O. H., Pittsburg. 

Bice, True, 1228 State, Milwaukee. 

Rice A Elmer. 848 B. 142, N. Y. 

Rice & PrcTost, Columbus, O. 

Rice A Walters, Boston Belles, B. R. 

Richards, Chris., Proctor's, Newark. 

Richard Duo, Lyric, Psrsoos, Kss. 

Richards, Great, Maryland, Cumberland. 

Riley, Frank, Orientals, B. B. 

Richards A Grover, Lyric, Lincoln. 

Rlnaldos, The, Mohawk, Schenectady. 

Ring A Williams, 102 Liberty, Baltimore. 

Bio, Adolpb. 222 E. 14, N. Y. 

Bitter A Foster, Pavilion, Newcaatle, Bng. 

Blvarda, Three, 838 Scribner. Grand Rapids. 

Roattlno A Stevens, Lyric, Dayton. 

Roberts. Four, Bijou, Lansing, Mich. 

Roberta. Hayes A Boberts, Cedar Manor, Jamaica. 

Roberts, Signs, Merced, Cal. 

Roblscb A Childress, Bijou, Wheeling, W. Ya. 

Robinson A Grant. 206 8th Ave., N. Y. 

Robinson, Tom, Scrlbner's Big Show, B. B. 

Roby, Dan, Wesson's, Joplln, Mo. 

Rock A Fulton, Hammersteln's. N. Y. 

Bockaway A Conway, Orpheum, New Orleans. 

Bobyns, Mr. A Mrs., Wssson's, Joplln, Mo. 

Rogers. Mr. A Mrs. Root., 121 W. 42, N. Y. 

Roltare, 28 W. 83. N. Y. 


Headline Feature. Interstate Cirouit. 

Romola, Bob, Bijou, Davenport, la., indef. 

Rooney A Bent, Orpheum, Hsrrlsburg, Pa. 

Rooney, Katie, 807 N. Patterson Pk., Baltimore. 

Rome, Mayo A Juliet, Majestic, Montgomery. 

Romalne, Anna, Lid Lifters, B. B. 

Rooney Sisters, 807 N. Patterson Pk., Baltimore. 

Rosa, Bessie, Boston Belles, B. B. 

Roscoe A Sims, Rents-Ssntley, B. B. 

Ross A Lewis, Gaiety, Dundee, Scotland. 

Ross, Wslter, Hippodrome, Lexington, Ky. 

Ross A Vsck. 11 W. 114. N. Y. 

Rose, Elmer, French Mslds, B. B. 

Rosso A Slmma, Bowery Burleequers, B. B. 

Rousek, Jack, Air-Dome, Leavenworth, Indef. 

Rowland, 127 W. 27. N. Y. 

Royal Musical Five, Shea's, Toronto. 

Royce Bros., 874 N. Randolph, Chicago. 

Boyer ft Mystya, Defiance, O. 

Byno ft Emerson, Continental Hotel, Chicago. 

Bussel ft Held. Keith's. Philadelphia. 

Russell, Fred. P., 486 W. 136, N. Y. 

Russell, Fred., Bowery Burlesquers, B. B. 

Russell ft Davis. Idle Hour, Atlanta, Indef. 

Ryan ft Richfleld, Poll's, Wsterbury. 

Ryan, Nan, ft Co., 1368 Broadway, N. Y. 

Ryan ft White. 604 B. 168. N. Y. 

Ryan, Zorella ft Jenkins, Barmim ft Bailey, C. B. 

Sada-Carmen Sisters, Barnum ft Bailey, C. B. 

Salamonski, B. M., Prof., Barnum ft Bailey, C. B. 

Sandwlnas, The, Keith's, Columbus. 

Salmo, Juno, Keith's, Boston. 

Settler, Ohas., Lady Birds. B. B. 

Ssnford ft Darlington, 2422 So. Adler, Phlla. 

Salvall, Majestic, Chicago. 

Salvaggis, 6, Mies N. Y.. Jr., B. R. 

Samson, Doc, Coburn Greater Minstrels. 

Rnndow ft Lampert, Orientals, B. B. 

Sawyer, Harry Clinton, Colonial, Galveston. 

Ssxton ft Somen, Elite, Albany, Ga. 

Schssr Trio, Lyric, Lincoln, Neb. 

Schsck, Nat, Idle Hour, Vlcksburg, Miss. 

Schepp, O rover, Sollickers, B. B. 

Schuster, Milton, Pslsce, Boston, indef. 

Scott, Edouard. Grsnd, Reno. Nev., indef. 

Scott, Mike. 228 Third, N. Y. 

Scott ft Wright, Auditorium, Lynn. 

Sesbury ft Wllkle. 13, Lyric. Ashvllle, N. C. 

Sears, Gladys, Parisian Belles, B. B. 

Seguln, Wood, Bugenls. 2314 Hollywood, Toledo. 

Bemon, Chas. F., G. 0. H.. Indlanapolia. 

Semon Trio, Revere House, Chicago. 

Seymour Sinters, 1040 Nicholas, Phlla. 

Seyons, The, Parisian Belles, B. B. 

Shannons, Four, Slpe's, Kokomo. Ind. 

Shsrpe. Dollle, Family, Pottsvllle, Pa., Indef. 

Sharocks. The, Bijou, La Crosse. 

Shews, Aerial, Rlngling Bros.. C. B. 

Shayne ft King, 119 B. 14. N. Y. 

Sherman ft Fuller, 863 N. 8, Beading. Pa. 

Sheer, Bessie, 212 Woodward, Detroit. 

Shlpp, Julia, ft Edward, Barnum ft Bailey, 0. B. 

Shlruert, Anson. Crystal. Detroit, Indef. 

Shoer. WllUe. 226 B. 80. N. Y. 

Sbrodes. Chas. ft Alice, G. 0. B., Syracuse. 

Sie Hasan Ben All, Lona Villa, Coney Islsnd. 

Slegel, Clarence, Staub's, KnoxvlUe. 

Slmms, The Mystic, Box 360, Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. 

Stelnert ft Thomas, 120 W. 186. N. Y. 

Sieger, Lillian, Harry Bryant's, B. R. 

Sldman, 8am, 6111 Qulncy, Cleveland. 

Sldonne ft Kellie, 424 B. Chicago Ave., Chicago. 

Silver, Mr. and Mrs. James, Young's, Greenville, 

Silver Stars, SI Hanover, Boston. 
Simpsons, Musical, Crystal, Pueblo, Col. 
Six English Belles, Gay Morning Glories, B. B. 
Slneay's Dogs ft Oata. 101 W. 40, N. Y. 
Slater A Finch, Vincennea, Ind. 
Smlrl ft Ressner. 229 W. 38, N. Y. 
Smith ft Arado, Wilkesbarre, Pa. 
Smith ft Convey, Trans -Atlantlcs, B. B. 
Smiths, Aerial, Bingllng Bros., O. B. 
Smith, Harry A., Majestic, Madison, Wis. 
Smith Bros., 66 Hawthorne, Hartford. 
Smedley ft Arthur Co., 281 W. 88. N. Y. 
Smith, Wm. M.. Broadway Gaiety Girls, B. R. 
Smith ft Brown, Morning Glories, B. B. 
Smythe, Wm. H., Gay Morning Glories B. R. 
Snyder ft Buckley, Orpheum, Los Angeles. 
Sommers ft Storke, Ideals, B. B. 
Somers, Zulmsr, Pat White's Gslety Girls, B. B. 
Some Quartet, Merry Maidens, B. B. 
Sonnett, Annette, City Sports, B. B. 
Soper, Bert, Mar, A 1 toons, Pa., indef. 
Spencer, Lloyd, Lyric, Houston, Indef. 
Spissel Bros, ft Mack, Orpheum, Atlanta. 
Spooler, Lew H., Empire, B. R. 
Sprague ft Dixon, Revere House, Chicago. 
Stafford ft Stone, Main St., Peoria, 111. 
Stanford, Billy, 214 Clymer, Reading. 
Stanley, B., Barnum ft Bailey, C. R. 
Stanley, Mr. ft Mrs. W. H., 443 Centre, Brooklyn. 
Stanley, Minna, City Sports, B. B. 
Stanton ft Sandberg, 711 Orch., Chicago. 
Starr, Carrie Brigadiers. B. B. 
Steely ft Edward*, 219 W. 43, N. i. 
Sterns, Al„ 131 W. 26, N. Y., care of Ward. 
Stevens, Leo, Washington Society Girls, B. B. 
Stevens ft Boehm. 326 E. 14. N. Y. 
Stewarts, Musical, Bohemians, B. B. 
Stewart ft Desmond, 14T W. 142. N. Y. 
Stewart, Harry, Rose Sydell, B. R. 
Stephens, Harry, Keith's, Providence. 
Stlckney Miss R.. Barnum ft Bailey, 0. B. 
Stickney's Pony and Dogs, Hempstead, L. I. 
Stlckney, Robert, Rlngling Bros., C. B. 
Stlrk ft Dan, 28 Hancock, Brockton, Maes. 
Stone, Wizard, Coliseum. London, Eng. 
Stone, Arthur, Lyceum, Minneapolis. 
St. Onge Bros., 22 Portland, Worcester. 
Strickland. B. C. B. Greenwich, R. I. 
"Stunning Grenadiers," Orpheum, Altoona. 
Stuart ft Keeley, Olympic, Chicago. 
Stuart, J. Francis. 214 No. 8, Philadelphia. 
Sturgls, Ida, Imperials, B. B. 
Stutsman ft Crawford, Grand, Altoona, Pa. 
Sullivan, W. J., Bijou, Jamestown. N. D., Indef. 
Sullivan Bros., 6 So. High. Mill ford, Mass. 
Sully ft Phelps, 2829 Bolton, Phils. 
Summers ft Winters, 6300 Prairie, Chicago. 
Sunny South, Empire, Hackney, Eng. 
Sutcllffe Troupe, Palace, Leicester, Eng. 
Sutton ft Sutton, High School Girls, B. R. 
Sweet, Eugene, 26 Cherry, Providence. 
Sweeney, John 8., 462 Turner, A Hen town. Pa. 
Swor Bros., Shea's, Toronto. 
Sylow, Barnum ft Bailey, C. B. 
Sylows, The, Parisian Belles, B. B. 
Sylvan ft O'Neal, World Beaters, B. B. 
Symonds, Jack, Grand, Sacramento. 
Symphonla Musical Trio, 26 N. Jefferson, Dayton. 




Singing the Great Irish Song 







IS W. 30th ST., 


Tsloots, The. Bijou, Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Tanean, 10 Central, Brooklyn. 

Tanean, Felix A Claxton, Family, Mahanoy City, 

Taylor, Tell, La Salle Chicago, Indef. 
Taylor, Ella, French Maids, B. B. 
Tegge A Danlsl, 2148 No. Robey. Chicago. 
Tempest Trio, 124 Boneau, Jersey City. 
Tenors, Four, Pat White's Gaisty Girls, B. B. 
That Quartette, Poll's, Springfield. 
Thayer, Joe, Ashmont House, Lynn. 
The Quartette, Temple, Detroit. 
Thomas, David, care of Moyer, Atlanta. 
Thompson A Carter, City 8ports. B. B. 
Thompson, Harry, 112 Covert, Brooklyn. 
Thompson Sisters, Bijou, Mattoon, 111. 
Thorne, Mr. A Mrs., Keeney'a, New Britain. 
Thropp, Clara, Lincoln Hotel, N. T. 
Tlddlewlnks A Dugan, 608 Hudson, N. Y. 
Tlerney, Belle, 74 N. Main, Woonsocket, B. I. 
Tierney A Odell, Grand Family, Fargo. 
Tlnney, Frank H.. 812 Moore, Phlla. 
Toledo, Sydney, Family, Chester, Pa. 
Tom Jack Trio, Columbia, St Louis. 
Torcat. Orpheum, Norfolk. 
Toys, Musical, St. John, N. B. 
Trsvers, Belle, Orientals, B. B. 
Trillers. The, 846 B. 20, N. Y. 
Troubadours, Three, Temple, Ft. Wayne. 
Troyer, Lafe. Blwood, Ind. 
Truesdell, Mr. A Mrs., Keith's, Cleveland. 
Trocadero Quartet, Dixieland, Jacksonville, Fla. 
Tally, May, 27 W. 84. N. Y. 
Turner, Bert, Le Boy, Minn. 

WANTED-Vaudeville Acts 

FEATURE ACTS (Cfta use the Best). Also Musical Comedy end Repertoire Com- 
panies. Send open time and Route. 








_,„2S!£rl SLSSJK&I Maroh ,nd ' * nd •*• at tb# Wigwam, San Francisco. Oar sot was the 
BIGGEST LAUGHING KIT of any team ever playing there. 


When answering advertisement* kindly mention Variety. 









It is better to go ahead than not go at alL The mirror effect is fully protected by copyright filed in the office 

The acknowledged Box Office Magnet. of the Librarian of Congress at Washington. 

An artiste who gains her applause legitimately. No artificial 
means employed to deceive press or public. Second American season greater than ever. 

"You can't fool the managers." Congratulated and complimented by all my friends. 



This Week BIG HIT at K-P 125th Street 

Next Week K-P 58th Street. 

ED. S. KELLER. Exclusive Agent. 



Week April 6, Colonial, New York City. 




Direction. ED. 8. yRTT.S'.g 



Author of "Jack, the Giant Killer, 
GENE HUGHES, Representative. 

Turpln. Ben, 810 E. Superior, Chicago. 
Tyce, Lilian, Hethaway's, Maiden. 
Tyroleans, Fourteen, Pantage's, Seattle. 

Ullrich. Frits, 208 W. 44. N. Y. 
Urma Sisters, Barn urn ft Bailey, C. R. 

Vagges. The 4, Green, Auburn, N. Y. 

Van, Charles ft Fannie, Poll's, Bridgeport. 

Valadons, Aerial, 18. Pastor's, N. Y. 

Valdare ft Verno. 175 8. Lake, Aurora, 111. 

Valmore, Mildred, Toreadors, B. R. 

Valoise Bros.. Family, Fostorls, O. 

Valreno Bros.. 107 E. 81. N. Y. 

Valneno ft La More, 20 Laconla, Boston. 

Van, Billy, Orpheum, Altoona. 

Van Cleve, Denton ft Pete, 236 E. 14. N. Y. 

Van Dorn ft McGlll, 241 Henward. Brooklyn. 

Van Horen, Grand, Cadis, 0. 

Van Lee, James, Ysnkee Doodle Glrla, B. R. 

Vardaman, 270 W. 80. N. Y. 

Vardon, Perry ft Wilbur, Orackerjacks, B. R. 

Variety Quartette, Moonlight Maids, B. R. 

Veda ft Qulntarow, Globe Hotel, Bellalre, O. 

Vedmars, The, 740 Amsterdam, N. Y. 

Verdi Musical Four. 46 W. 28, N. Y. 

Vermette-Oarpottle Trio, 4BI Breboeuf. Montreal. 

Verna Belle, 886 Beaum, Somervllle, Mass. 

Verno ft Verne, Crystal, Denver. 

Viola ft Bro.. 123 Mont auk. Brooklyn. 

Voelker, Mr. ft Mrs. Frederic, K. ft P., Troy. 

Von Dell, Harry, Mrs. Ets Fay Co. 

Vynos, The, Hatha way's, Lowell. 

Wahlund, Tekela Trio, 208 W. 22, N. Y. 
Walker, Nella, Raymarket, Chicago. 
Walters, Harry, 1588 Broadway, N. Y. 
Ward, Billy, Myrtle Are., Brooklyn. 

»» - it 

Blue Beard," 

'The Two Brigands," now presenting vaudeville's greatest novelty, "J A C K, 




Watson Sisters, Irwin's Big Show, B. R. 

Waldorf ft Mendez, 110 Green, Albany. 

Walton, Fred, ft Co., Orpheum, Denver. 

Walton, Irving R., Irwin's Majesties, B. R. 

Waller ft Magill, 102 7th Ave.. N. Y. 

Ward Trio, 640 82. Milwaukee. 

Warren ft Brockway, Rellly ft Woods, B. R. 

Waters, James R., Vanity Fair, B. R. 

Wangdoodle Four, Vanity Fair, B. R. 

Washer Bros., Oakland, Ky. 

Walsh-Lynch ft Co., Irwin's Big Show, B. R. 

Walsh, George, Toreadors, B. R. 

Walton, Bert ft Lottie. Bijou, Winnipeg. 

Ward, Klare ft Co., Hathaway'e, Fall River, Mags. 

Ward ft Sheppell, Trocadero, B. R. 

Washburn, Blsnche, Broadway Gaiety Girls, B. R. 

Waterbnry Broe. ft Tenny, Toledo, O. 

Welters, Harry, Orpheum, Ft. Worth. 

Watson. Joe. K., Rolllckers, B. R. 

Watsons, Sammy, Colonial, Richmond, Va. 

Webb, Harry L., Beatrice, Neb. 

Webb, John L., Brigadiers, B. R. 

Webb, Josie, Tiger Lilies, B. R. 

Webb, Mabel, Pat White's Gaiety Girls, B. R. 

Weber, Cfaas. D., Bowery Burleequers, B. R. 

Weber, John, Brosdwsy Gaiety Girls, B. R. 

Webeter ft Carlton, 522 W. 28, N. Y. 

Weed. Roy, 484 Lincoln, Chicago. 

Welch ft Earl, Park. Johnstown. 

Welch, Geo., 5th Ave., N. Y. 

Welch, Jss., ft Co., 248 Fulton, Buffalo. 

Welch ft Maltland, Vanity Fair, B. R. 

Wells, Pauline, Parisian Widows, B. R. 

Wells, Billy K., Harry Bryant's B. R. 

Wentworth, Vests ft Teddy, HImmerllne Stock. 

Werden ft Taylor, Empire, Hoboken. 

West, John A., 181 W. 66, Chicago. 

West ft Benton, Oak Park, Sacramento, Indef. 

W«««ley ft White, Smith Ave., Corona, L. I. 

West, Harry, Washington Society Girls, B. R. 

Wost, Ed., Parisian Belles, B. R. 

Weston, Sam, 18 E. Ill, N. Y. 

Weston, Emma, Empire, B. R. 

Weston, Sadie, Parisian Bellee. B. R. 

Wheeler Children, 2514 No. 25, Phlla. 

Whalley ft Whalley, Box 202, Fitchburg, Mass. 

Wheeler, Little Children, 2514 No. 25. Phils. 

Wheelers, The, 1558 Broadway, N. Y. 

Wheeler, Bert, 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 

Wheeler ft Roeey, 15 So. Clark, Chicago. 

Whelan ft Bearles.1520 Glenwood, Phlla. 

White, Frank, Brigadiers, B. R. 

White Hawk, 750 Westchester. N. Y. 

White, Pat, Pat White's Gaiety Girls, B. R. 

White, Tom, Lady Birds, B. R. 

Whittle, W. E., 143 Hornblower, Belleville, N. J. 

Whitehead, Joe, 406 W. 88, N. Y. 

Whitely, James, Trans-Atlantlcs, B. R. 

Wlggana, Joe, Imperials, B. It. 

Wlllard ft Bond, Wesson's, Joplln, Mo. 

Wilbur, Caryl, Pavilion, Newcastle, Eng. 

Wilder, Marshall p., 256 W. 97, N. Y. 

Wilfred ft Lottie, Family, Butte. 

Williams, a W., Richmond Hill, L. I. 

Williams ft Msyer, 800 W. 55, N. Y. 

Williams, Joe, Jersey Lilies, B. R. 

Williams ft West, Moon Light Maids. 

Williams ft Weston, 208 State, Chicago. 

Wilmont, Cora, ft Co., Olympic, Chicago. 

Wills ft Hassan, Poll's, Wsterbury. 

Wilson ft Doyle, Staub's, Knoxville. 

Wilson, Tony, Helolse ft Armoros Sisters, 1 Prims 

rd., Brixton, London, S. E., Eng. 
Wilson, Alf. ft Mabe, 256 W. 37, N. Y. 
Wilson Brothers, 1306 So. 8, Msywood, 111. 
Wilson, Lissle N., Orpheum, Zanesvllle, 0. 
Wilson, Raleigh, Campbell Bros., C. R. 
Wilson, Sam, Moon Light Maids, B. R. 
Wilton. Belle, Vanity Fair, B. R. 
Wlneherman, V. F., 201 B. 14, N. Y. 
Winkler ft Kress, Family, Pottsvllle, Pa. 
Wlnslow. W. D., Bsrnum ft Bailey, 0. R. 
Winston's Seals, 2418 W. Conry, Richmond. . 
Wise, Jack, 80th 8t., Pittsburg. . 

Wlxon ft Baton, Strolling Players Oo. 
Wood Bros.. 207 B. 14. N. Y. 
Wood, Ralph, Lyric, Ft Smith, Ark. Indef . 
Woodford's Animals, Rose By dell, B. R. 
Wolford ft Stevens.. 150 W. Congress, Chicago. 
Wolfe ft Vaugnan, Orpheum, Wetertown, S. D. 

When answering advertiiementt kindly mention Variety, ft 

Wormser Tots, 502 W. 8. Davenport, la. 
Woodward, Ed. ft May, Princess, Columbus, 0. 
Wormwood, Prof., Barnum ft Bailey, C. R. 
World ft Kingston, Hathaway's, New Bedford. 
Work ft Ower, roll's, Scranton. 
Wortbley, Mlnthorne, 125 Lexington, N. Y. 
Wotan, Barnum ft Bailey, C. B. 
Wright, Bertha, Brigadlera, B. R. 
Wulff, Edward, Barnum ft Bailey, C. B. 
Wulff, Mme. E., Barnum ft Bailey, C. R. 
Wurnell, Arnold B., 817 McDonough, Sandusky, O. 
Wynn ft Lewis, 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 

Yackley ft Bunnel, Hoyt's, So. Norwalk, Conn. 

Yalto Duo, 220 W. 38, N. Y. 

Ya mama to Bros., Emerald, Adsms Co., O. 

Yelleromes Sisters, Four, Barnum ft Bailey, 0. R. 

Young America Quintette, 154 Clifton PI., B'klyn. 

Young ft De Vole, 8 Lower 5, Evansvllle. 

Youngs ft Brooks, Suffern, N. Y. 

Young ft Manning, 2130 Grant, Denver. 

Young, Ollle, ft Bros., 58 Chittenden, Columbus. 

Youtuckey, .Prince, Barnum ft Bailey, C. B. 

Zamloch ft Co., 403 6th, New York. 

Zanslgs, The, Albsmbra, London, Eng. 

Zaras. 4, 104 W. 40. N. Y. 

Zasell ft Vernon Co.. 141 B. 15, N. Y. 

Zeda, H. L., Novelty, Stockton, Cal. 

Zemo, Zemo Troupe, Star, Denora, Pa. 

Zeno, Bob, 609 N. Wood, Chicago. 

Zimmerman, Al., Empire, B. R. 

Zltnmer, John, Empire, San Francisco, indef. 

Zobedi, Fred., Keith's, Portlsnd. 



Agee, John, Ring] Ing Bros., C. B. 

Alrona, Zoeller, Trio, 260 Hemlock, Brooklyn. 





Have Placed TWO of the Best Songs they have ever written with 

"SHATITtO." Music Publisher, TO Publish. 

"SHA¥I*RO" Has Placed these TWO Great Songs with TWO Great Singers TO Popularize 

Singing at the Garrick Theatre, St. Louis, this week 




Singing at the Alhamhra, New York, this week 



It is therefore only TOO evident that TWO great singers, singing TWO great songs, written by 

TWO great writers, oannot help TO become TWO big hits TOO. 

** 0m V$rm «* s+l Li*) MUSIC PUBLISHER 

^_ j, ,m,M- ^ Corner Broadway 

** ' w\iiJ*\ ' — and 39th Street 

2 Great Singers 
2 Great Writers 

Total, SIX-CESS (Ha! Ha!) 


Alvaros Troupe, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Alvin, Peter H., O. H., Cadiz, O. 

Ardo, Klngling Bros., C. It. 

Arminto & Burke, 386 Conistock, New Brunswick. 

Auger, Geo., A Oo. Keith's, Portland, Me. 

Beecber A Maye, Broadway, Brooklyn. 

Belford Bros., Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Bell Boy Trio, Armory, Binghamton. 

Bell, Charles, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Borella, Arthur, Barnum A Bailey, 0. R. 

Bowers, Walters A Crooker, Colonial, Lawrence. 

Burnhain, White A Co., Mary Anderson, Louisville. 

BrlndamouT, Novelty, Brooklyn. 

Brooks A Jeanette, Grand, Portland, Ore. 

Carroll A Judge Trio, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Oasad A Da Verne, Marlon, Marlon, 0. 

Clark*. Three, Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Clifford A Nolan, 18, Huber's, N. Y. 

Cornallas, Bight, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Croliua, Richard, A Oo., Novelty. Brooklyn. 

Cullen, James H., Keith's, Cleveland. 

Cummings, Thornton A Co., Grand, Hamilton, O. 

Darwin, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

De Haven A Sidney, Hatbaway's, Maiden. 

De Mario, Rlngllug Bros., 0. R. 

Doric Quartette, Washington, Spokane. 

Downey, Leslie T., Dreamland, Racine, lndef. 

Duncon, Tom, Rlngllng Bros., 0. R. 

Buttons, Three, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Flay, Bine, Keeney's, Brooklyn. 

Fay Sisters, 8tar, Carnegie, Pa. 

Ferguson A Dupree, Lyric, Beaumont. 

Foley, Jack, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Forber, 158 W. 9th, So. Boston. 

Goldsmith A Hoppe, Young's, Atlantic City. 

Golems, Six, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Gordon A Hayes, Lyceum, Minneapolis. 

Greene, George, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

nail, Harry, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Hartzell, George, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Hechl A Ardo, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Helm Children, Atlas, Cheyenne, Wyo. 

Henry, Capt., Family, Lancaster, Pa. 

Hodglnl, Alberta, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Horton A Linder, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Hudson Bisters, Dominion, Winnipeg. 

Jennings A Renfew. Bennett's, Montreal. 

Jewette, Hayes A Lind. Bijou, Fall River. 

Johnson, George, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Jordon, Burt, Novelty, Brooklyn. -*• 

Jordon Troupe, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Kesley, Doc, Rlngllng Bros., 0. R. 

Kerslake, Lil, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Klchl A Haghl, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Klien A Clifton, 202 W. 30, New York. 

Kohler, Otto, Family, Banbury, Pa. 

Kretore, Atlas, Cheyenne, Wyo. 

Leigh tons, Tbree, 18, Orpheum, San Francisco. 

Leonard, Charles F., Bijou, Wheeling, W. Va. 

Lewis A Chapin, G. O. H.. Indianapolis. 

Lincoln, BUI, Rlugling Bros., C. R. 

Livingstons, Three, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Lyres, Three, Lyric, Danville, 111. 

Msrguerlte A Hsnley, Rlngllng Bros., 0. R. 

Marriott Twins, Hippodrome, Boston. 

Marnello, Marnlts Troupe, Rlngllng Bros., C. B. 

May, Ethel, Majestic. Utica. 

Bros. McNally. Rlngllng Bros., 0. R. 

McOrea A Poole, Novelty, Brooklyn. 

Mercer, John, Rlugling Bros., C. R. 

Miaco, Al, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Miller, Jack, Magicland, Connellsville, Pa. 

Miller, John, Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Milletts, The, Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Milvo Bros., Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Minerva, Bennett's, Ottawa. 

Monstier Le Clown, Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Mora, Silent. Grand, Warren, O. 

Morton, Fred W., Empire, Pittsfleld, Mass. 

Morton A Elliott. Moss A Stoll Tour, indef. 

Mossrt, Fred A Eva, Pastor's, New York. 

Osaka Troupe, Novelty, Brooklyn. 

I'aiuahasika. Prof., 1937 Dauphin, Phlla. 

Patty Bros., Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Bastiens, Les, Rlugling Bros., C. R. 

Reed, John P., 13, Wesson's, Joplin, Mo. 

Rego, Jlmmle, Bowden Sq., Boston. 

Rlccobono Horses, Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Roche, La Belle, Mile., Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Romanoffs, The, Crystal, Braddock, Pa. 

Schade, F., Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Sefton, Henry, Broadway, Middletown, O. 

Shadle, Frank, Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Bonder, Pearl, Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Stlckney, Emms, Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Stickney, Robert, Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Tsnka, Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Trainer A Dale, Amort, Binghamton. 

Tumour, Jules, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Usher, Clsude A Fannie, Mohawk. Schenectady. 

Vam, Miss M., Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Wards, The, Rlngllng Bros., 0. R. 

Wstson A Little, Empire, Peterson. 

Wentworth, Rose, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Winmr, Clarence, Novelty, Brooklyn. 

Wilder, Marion. Novelty, Brooklyn. 

Wood Bros., 18, Folly, Chicago. 

Wood A Woods, Ringling Bros., C. R. 



When not otherwise indicated, "L. O." after 
show indicates it is laying off. 

Americans, 6-8, Evansvllle; 0-11, L. 0.; 13, foUy, 

Avenue Girls, Monumental. Baltimore. 
Bachelor Club, Gsyety, Brooklyn. 
Bebmsn Show, Garden, Buffalo. 
Blue Ribbons, Gsyety, Columbus. 
Bon Tons, 6-8, Empire, Albsny; 0-11, Empire, 

Boston Belles, Standard, Cincinnati. 
Bohemians, Dewey, Minneapolis. 
Bowery Burlesquers, Euson's, Chicago. 
Brigadiers, Star, Cleveland. 
Broadway Gaiety Girls, 8tsr. Milwaukee. 
Bryant's, Harry, L. O.; 13, Majestic, Kansas 

Cslifornls Girls, Bowery, N. Y. 

Casino Girls, Westminster, Providence. 

Century Girls, 6-8, Star, Scran ton; 0-11, Jacob's, 

Champagne Girls, Stsr, Toronto. 

Cherry Blossoms, Met. O. II., Duluth. 

City Sports, Gsyety, St. Louis. 

Colonial Belles, Park, Brooklyn. 

Cracker Jacks, Gsyety, Detroit. 

Cosey Corner Girls, 6-8, Luserne, Wllkes-Barre; 
9 If, L. (>.; 13, Trocadero, Philadelphia. 

Daii.ty Duchess, Majestic, Kansas City. 

Dreamlands, Standard, St. Louis. 

Empire Show, Imperial, Providence. 

Fay-Foster, 6-8, Indianapolis; 0-11, Terre Haute. 

Girl from Happyland, Gayety, Philadelphia. 

Golden Crook, 6-8, Gllmore, Springfield; 0-11, Em- 
pire, Albany. 

High Jinks, Lafayette, Buffalo. 

High School Girls, Century, Kansas City. 

Ideals, Avenue, Detroit. 

Imperials, Shubert, Newark. 

Irwin's Big Show, Empire, Toledo. 

Jersey Lilies, Olympic, Brooklyn. 

Jolly Grass Widows, Folly, Chicago. 

Jolly Girls, Columbia, Boston. 

Kentucky Belles, Dtwey, N. Y. 

Knickerbockers, 125th St. Music Hall, N. Y. 

Lid Lifters, Gayety. Pittsburg. 

Lsdy Birds, 6-8, Gayety, Albany; 0-11, Lyceum, 

Majesties, Trocadero, Chicago. 

Mardi Gras Beauties, Gayety, Washington. 

Masqueraders, Waldman's, Newark. 

Merry Maidens, 6 8, Des Moines; 0-11, St. Joe. 

Miss New York, Jr., Howsrd, Boston. 

Moonlight Maids, 6-8, Chester; 0-11, Luserne, 
Wilkes Barre. 

Morning Glories, 6 8, Columbia, Scranton; 0-11, 
Bayonne, Bayonne. 

New York Stars, Murrsy Hill, N. Y. 

Nightingales, 0-8, Jacob's. Paterson; 0-11, Star, 

Night Owls, Gayety, Toronto. 

Parisian Belles, Eighth Avenue, N. Y. 

Psrlslan Widows, Gsyety, Milwaukee. 

Pat White's Gaiety Girls, Academy, Pittsburg. 

Reeves' Beauty Show, Empire, Cleveland. 

Reilly A Woods, Empire, Chicago. 

Rentz-Santley, Corinthian, Rochester. 

Rlalto Rounders, 6-8, Lyceum, Troy; 0-11, Gayety, 

Rice A Barton, Gayety, Baltimore. 

Rolllckers, London, N. Y. 

Rose Hill, Palace. Boston. 

Rose Sydell, Stsr A Garter, Chicago. 

Runaway Girls. 6-8, Bayonne, Bayonne; 0-11, 
Columbia, Scranton. 

Sam Devere, Lyceum, Washington. 

Scrlbner's Big Show. Csslno, Philadelphia. 

Star Show Girls, People's, Cincinnati. 

Strollers, Gothsm, N. Y. 

Thorooghhreds, Bijou, Philadelphia. 

Tiger Lilies. Star, St. Paul. 

Toreadors, Buckingham, Louisville. 

Trsns-Atlsntlcs, Greenwell. New Orleans. 

Trocsderos, Lyceum, Boston. 

20th Century Msids, 0-8, Terre Haute; 0-11, In- 

Vsnity Fslr, Gsyety, Birmingham. 

Washington Society Girls, Bon Ton, Jersey City. 
Watson's Burlesquers, Tbestre Roysl, Montreal. 
World Beaters, Stsr, Brooklyn. 
Yankee Doodle Girls, Trocadero, Philadelphia. 


Barnum A Bailey, New York. 

Buffalo BUI, April 21, Madison Sq. Garden. N. Y. 

Campbell Bros., April 25, Falrbury, Neb. 

Cole Bros., April 18, Youugstown, O. 

Gentry Bros., No. 1, April 8, San Antonio. 

Gentry Bros., No. 2. April 10, Bloomlngton, 111. 

101 Ranch, April 27, Coliseum, Chicago. 

Ringling Bros., April 2-16, Coliseum, Chlcsgo. 

Sells Floto, April 4, Santa-Monica, Cal.; 6-11, Los 
Angeles; 13, San Diego; 14, Santa Ana; 15, 
Pasadena; 16, Riverside; 17, Redlsnds; 18, San 
Bernardino; 20. Bakersfield; 21, Portersvllle ; 22, 
Fresno; 23, Madera; 24, Merced; 27-May 2, San 

When anweering odvert U mnmU kindly mention Variety. 


Where C. O. follows nsme, letter is in Chlcsgo 

Acuns. J. M.; Abbott. T. N.; Anglln. B« 
Andrews, Pearl; American Newsboys' Quartette 
(C. O.). 


Buree, Jim; Bohme, W. A.; Bunnln. Rose; 
Balrd and Dunn (C. O.); Backman, Marie; Billing- 
ton, E. C; Borfllng, S.; Benson, Mrs.; Belmont, 
Belle (C. O.); Bates, W. E.; Butler, Ida; Brown, 
Henrlette; Blnns, J. (2); Browning, Arthur (C. 
O.); Barnhart, Chas. (C. O.) ; Belmont. Belle; 
Barrett, J. J.; Braham, Mike; Burke Brothers; 
Blnns, Mrs. A. C; Bergere, Valerie; Boch, Otto; 
Bowman, Ivy; Brengk, Ernst; Brennon, Herbert 
(C. O.); Bernard. Harry (C. O.); Bersac, Cliff (5). 

Cavaln, Joslsh; Calhoun, William; Clark. Har- 
riet L. (C. O.); Claftln, Josle; Crane. Lawrence; 
Curtis, W. D. (2); Carlisle. II.; Carrlno. Madame; 
Cheeves, Joe; Coddlngton, Eugene; Claxton. 
William (C. O.); Cllne, J. B.; Oouthope, Jane 
(C. O.); Oeballos, H.; Church, Alice; Cunningham, 
Albert; Conklln, Al.; ('off man. J as. ; Chartlan, 
Jules; Cooper, Harry; Claudius. Dave II.; Corson, 
Cora Youngblood; Oarrlllo, Leo. 


Darnell, Edith; Denby, Walter; Dumas, Flor- 
ence; Demlng, Arthur; Donnelly, Henry V.; Dutch, 
Mr.; Dudley. A.; Dsly A O'Brien; Dooley, J. 
Francis (C. 0.); Dnggan, Archie G.; Dean, Louise 
(C. 0.); Demlng, Lawrence (0. O.); Denier, Al- 
bert; Dupuls, E.; Dai ley. Bob A Nellie; Devote, 
Kathleen; Damsel, Frank. 









Regular Keeper 







Special Feature this week at Royal Theatre, Montreal. Billed aa the World's Greatest Juggler. 


A Ju*-t;lini; Act in aa English Mueic Hall. A Big Biot. Mext week, Star Theatre, Toronto, Canada. 


Bole Manag.ment LYKEN8 dh LEVY, 140 W. 4Bd Street. Vow York City. 

Stelling and 

touted boosing offices time. 



Paahed out of Vauderille. Another house gone into Picture*. 





Management LYKCNS A LEVY. 







Scoring BIO on the Western Vaudeyille Association time and a long route hooked. 


Charaoter Bongs and Changes. 

Ml St. Mioholas Ave., V. T. 0. Phone 5670 Momingeide, 

Playing South Africa, 
Ireland, England and 
Prance for Messrs. 
Moss - Stoll, Olbbons, 
Macnaghten and 



Comedy Novelty Act, "THE DUMMY'S HOLIDAY*' 

Ope* for immediate time and Summer Parks. 208 W. tfth St, Hew York City. 

Time Booked for If 09. 

Returned to America 
March 21st on the 

Just f inished a 30 weeks K and £ contract. Booked immediately by the United 
Booking Offices for the balance of the season. 

Will leave for California May 1st, to spend three months with Pop and tell him 
how they do it in the East. DIRECTION OF PAT CASEY 

When fMwwmrimg adveriUemenU Madly mention Variety. 






"Come Back to Old Manhattan, Dearie'* 
"Angel of My Dreams" 

" Yours Is Not the Only Aching Heart " 
" I'm Thinking Always of You " 

"Any Old Time*' 

"Just You and I" "Miss Klllarney" 

15 West 30th Street - 

" I Would Still Love You " 
"At the Old Cross Roads" 



Soys : 

That those "School Beys sad School Girls" 
I ABLE have esassd such a ssnsstion on the 
Orphoum Circuit sad proved such a biff draw- 
in* card that they have been offered the same 
routs next season by Martin Beak of the 
Orpheum. New York will shortly see this sot 
elaborated on, and produced as a young; comic 
opera oalled "School Days," in which there 
Will be a company of 50 youngster*. 

P. 8.— Don't forget the new ballad, "Some- 
day, Sweetheart, Someday," especially if yon 
have son* "That's What Ths Boss Said To 

Mors P. S.— Those "Blonds Typewriters" 
with ARTHUR CONRAD have been booked by 
ths United for several weeks until they open 
their season at one of ths local roof gardens. 

Bltlnge, Julian; Brans, George (O. O.); Earn- 
shew, Harry; Emmy's Pete;. Elliot eV West (0. 
O.); Elton, Jsne; Ely, J. Frank. 


Ford, John; Fullsm, Tom; Fsrren, George (2); 
Ferlen, Frances J.; Frits, Maude; Freeman, Wal- 
lace; Farnsworth, Walter; Forrester, Mrs. Chaa. ; 
Footer A Mike. 

Gaudy, Louise; Gilbert, John D. ; Glllingwster, 
Claude; Gsllsndo; Gibbons, Thomas (0. 0.); 
Griffln, Miss F. B.; Gebest, Gertrude; Greens and 
Werner; Green, Albert (C. 0.); Green A Werner, 
(0. O.); Garrlck, Richard; Green, Albert; 
Graham. James (C. O.) ; Goldin, Horace; Guise, 
Florence; CarfleM, Frank; Green, Albert: Gerome, 
Viola; Goergis, Two (8); allien, Tom; Grady, 
Thos. J. 

Herbert. Will; Henry, William; Hill, Hamil- 
ton; Herron, Percy; Hutchinson, Willard H. (2); 
Hulker. Edith; Heck. VV.; Harding. Hssel; Hart, 
George D.; Harris, Ids C. ; Herbert, Percy; 
Holmes, Carls; Hoi Ha. Hylda; Hamilton, Ellse; 
Hopper, Chan. H.; Hazard, Lynn A Bonnie (O. O.); 
Hawley, John; Hall A Colburn (0. 0.); Holden, 
Harry (C. O.); Hoffman, Aaron. 


Italian Trio. 


Jsnis, Franklin; Jones, Walter. 


Kelly, John W.; King, Gussle; Kramer, Sam; 
Kolllns, King; Kaufman, Reba (0. O.); Kendall, 
Chaa.; Keith, Adelaide (0. O.); Knight, Harlan 
B.; Kennedy, Frank. 

Le Monts, The; Lsng, Eddie; Littleton, Edgar; 
Leo, Louis F. ; Lyons A Parks; Lee, Alice; Leigh, 
Tom; Loyd, Sydney. 

Marks, Al; Moore, Rhodes H.; Mills, Beecher 
H.; Morrison, Altrea; Murata, Toklo; Moll, Bobt.; 
Myers, George; McClalr, Chas.; Moore, Carlyle; 
Malllalrd, Virginia; McKay A Cantwell; Mason, 
Chaa. (C. O.); MacFadden, Mr. A Mrs.; McKensle, 
Miss; Martin. Frank W.; Mllla. Phil; McBrlde, 
Harry (2); Moore, James A.; Mimics, 4 (0. O.); 
Murray, W.; Merrltt, F. B. (0. O.); Miller. Clyde 
C; McOauley. Ines; Miller, Louis; Middleton, Min- 
nie; Melville A Hlgglns; MacFarland, G. J.; Mur- 
phy, Geo. B. (C. O.).; Mack, Pete (C. 0.); Mc- 
Dsrmott, Billy (0. 0.). 

Nasser, Gus; Newell. Willard; Newman, 
Raphael; Niamey or, Jos; Nelson, Arthur. 

Otulta, Mile. 

Pedrick, Lloyd; Pantaer, Willy; Pritskow A 

Qulgley, Helen; Quinn. Mike (2). 

Rollins, Maybelle; Raffln, Louise (2); Bye, 
George; Raymond, Anna; Rawson, Marie (8); 
Roblson, Ada B.; Rlanc, Irene; Bamsey, Allan; 
Bye, George. 

Salter, Irving; Sarll, Tony; Smith, Charles F.; 
Stevens, Mike J.; Sutherland, George (0. O.); 
Sidney, Clara; Sbenk Brothers; Schulse, B. ; 
Sutherland, Lillie (C. O.); Samole, Seven; Som- 
mers, J. T. 


Thomss, Wm. H.; Tully. Guy; Trsvls, Almle; 
Teegarden, H.; Talt, David. 

Ulpss A Hells. 

Van, Charles; Valley, Camllle; Von Dell, Harry 
(O. 0.).; Vynos, The. 

Wilson. Harry E. ; Williams, Estella (2); Wal- 
lace. Franklyn; White, Lou; Whltaker, Raymond; 
Weaver, Jack; Wilton, Thomas; Welch, Pauline; 
Washburn A Keeley (0. O.); Welch A Earl. 


Unlets otherwise noted, the following 
ports are for the current week 



VARIETY'S Chicago Office, 
Chicago Opera House Block, 
(Phone Main 4880). 

STAR AND GARTER (U. J. Herrmann, mgr.). 
— It cannot be consistently and earnestly aald 
that the "Parisian Widows," piloted by Weber 
A Rush, has improved materially since reviewed 
at Sid J. Euson's early this season. The same 
hodgepodge "Stolen Sweets" Is given with three 
new principals, Thos. Dugan. James Rowland and 
M. L. Dixon. Fields snd Wooley are not with 
the show and their absence was marked only in 
several familiar Incidents. The scenic environ- 
ment and musical numbers are practically the 
features. The costumes are effective and evi- 
dently costly, but show the result of much wear. 

EMPIRE (William A. 81nger, mgr.).— "The 
Broadway Gaiety Girls." 

SID J. EUSON'S (Sid J. Buson, mgr.).— "Ma- 
jesties," a new burlesque, Is the only change In 
the show since reviewed at the Star and Garter 
two weeks ago. 

FOLLY (John A. Fennessy, mgr.).— "20th Cen- 
tury Maids," unchanged since last seen. 

OLYMPIC (Abe Jacobs, mgr. Monday rehearsal 
9). — Taylor Granville, Charles F. Semon, Niloca 
and Company, Joe Carroll, Tom Powell, Olive 
Vail, Bernard and Seeley, Gin..-d snd Gardner, 
Grace Armond, Louis Chevalier Company, Ernest 
Yerxas, Brighton and Brighton. 

HAYMARKET (Wm. Newklrk, mgr. Monday 
rehearsal 0). — Will M. Creasy and Blanche 
Dayne, La Gardenia and Company, Kelly and 
Kent, Cora Wllmot and Company, May Gennell, 
Coram, Mme. CasselU's Dogs, Lea Amatls, Moran 
and Wiser, Bert and Bertha Grant, Douglas snd 
Douglas, Marie Handyn. 

NORTH AVENUE (Paul Slttner, mgr.).— 
Laughlln's Dogs, Barry Johnson, The American 
Banjo Four, McFarland and Dale Sisters, The 
Zeraldas, Bowser and Madison, The Bruces. 

SCHINDLER'S (L. Schlndler, mgr.).— Onetta, 
The La Temples, Brenan and Downing, Tom 
Brantford, Clemenso Brothers, Laurent Trio, 
Fields and Zaco. 

TEDDY (Geo. Powell, mgr.).— The Polriers, 
Frank Rogers, Ray Ogden and Company, Flor- 
ence Pierce, Reynolds snd Texana. 

PREMIER. — Thompson and Farrell, Jas. Cal- 
vln, Wslter Ssnford and Company, The Great 
Pamplln. Krafft and Myrtle. Mexican Trio. 

IMPERIAL (P. J. Schafc-, mgr.).— Fan and 

Fant, Bessie Louise King, Francis Murphy Bay* 
mond and Raymond, Al Derby, Maris Sallisbury. 

ROSELAND (Harvey Brooks, mgr.). — Sidney B. 
Psrrln's Mastodon Minstrels. 

IOLA (A. W. Both, mgr.).— Ratach Walton and 
Company, Poloff Sisters, Trask and Montgomery, 
Harry Steele. 

LYBIO (Chicago Heights, 111.).— Nellie Showers, 
Saint Buttle, Gordon snd Edmonds, Gertie 

CBY8TAL (Fed Scbsfer, mgr.).— Wiley Ferris 
and Company, Rice Brothers, Alice Van. 

STANDARD. — Le Petlre Adams snd Company, 
Blosaom Harris, Jack and Heines, Ferrsnte, 
Mayns and Mayne. 

NATIONAL (C. R. Svenlng, mgr.). — Tom Kum, 
Bally and Taylor, Lee and Thomss, Msrls Albs, 
John Leslie, The Four Amerlcsn Girls. J 

MAJESTIC (Lyman B. Glover, mgr. Monday 
rehearsal 9). — The list is headed by Anna Eva 
Fay in second sight reading and "Somnolency." 
The exhibition mystified, ss on ber previous visit, 
but did not interest or enthuse the Monday night 
audience ss formerly. The act should be divided 
in two sections. It is too long. Clifton Crawford, 
with his clever stories and highly artistic man- 
ner of delivery, scored even s greater hit than at 
the Auditorium during the Klaw A Brlanger 
regime. Charles Mack and Company have a well- 
constructed semi-Irish comedy, embellished with 
pretty scenic effects. The story Is tersely snd 
effectively unfolded, snd altogether the vehicle 
provides diverting entertainment Felix, Barry 
and Barry repeated their comedy skit, which has 
been improved since last season, snd msde s good 
slsed hit. Mr. snd Mrs. Arthur Forbes Company 
In "A Wild Rose/' a well written comedy, were 
liked immensely. They have an excellent vehicle 
and splendidly acted. Lefflngwell's Travel Talk, 
showing pictures of various scenes, held atten- 
tion. The lecture snd descriptive tslk might be 
improved. Carter and Bluford, colored, have one 
of the best sets seen in a long time. It is dis- 
tinct In scenic snd electrical effects snd different 
from sny colored set shown in vaudeville. The 
offering was s substantial bit on account of the 
clever work and beautiful surroundings. Mullen 
and Corelll amused with their eccentric acrobatics, 
snd Jolly and Wild are under New Acts. Pero 
snd Wilson sppeared in their familiar comedy 
juggling, which pleased. Bessie French and 
Hubert and Devesux were on the bill. 

The annual election of officers for the ensuing 
year of Chicago Lodge No. 4 B. P. O. E. took 
place last Thursday evening at tbelr clnb house. 
There was no contest. The officers moved up one 
chair. Those elected were: Chas. A. White, E. 
R.; Fred V. Sauter, E. L. M.J Dr. E. X. Jones, 
E. L. M.; Webster A. Rapp, E. L. M.; John S. 
Reynolds. Sec; Geo. H. Rees, Tress.; and James 
Proby, Tyler. Messrs. J. A. Sternad and Harry 
Meagher will have charge of all social sessions 
for the year. — Louise Agoust, the juggler and 
pantomlmlst, sails for Europe early In June, re- 
turning In September. — Chss. Nichols, with the 
"Star Show Girls," bas In preparation a new act 
for four people called "Western Style." He ex- 
pects to play with It In vaudeville next season.— 
William Elliott, Bellalr and Elliott, with Harry 
Bryant's Company, will, leave the act at the end 
of the season. — Grace Wilson, the fascinating 
songstress, who retired from "The 8how Girl" 
company some time ago, has returned to that 
organisation, after playing In vaudeville, and re- 
sumed her former role — Lady Bettle. The show 
was reorganized here last week. Hilda Thomas 
and Ion Hall, recently in vaudeville, are also In 
the cast. The company Is under the personal 
direction of J. P. Oaring. — L. Schlndler, manager 
of Schlndler's Theatre, sails for Europe next 
month. He will be gone about four months. Wm. 
Krabs will remain In charge of the theatre during 
his absence. — Howard Fogg has disposed of bis 
Interest in the theatre at Hot Springs. Ark., and 
leased the Pavilion at Corpus Christ!, Texas, 
where vaudeville and moving pictures are given. 
The building has been completely remodeled and 
known as the Lyric. Booking Is made In con- 
junction with the Lyric Circuit. Mr. Fogg Is 
also erecting an Alrdnme In Lerado, Texas, on 
the boundary of Old Mexico, and will play vaude- 
ville the first In that section. — Gus L. Sehles- 
Inger, the popular treasurer of the Colonial The- 
atre, will have his second benefit tendered him at 
the Colonial on Sunday afternoon, April 26, 
through the courtesy of George W. Lederer. When 
the announcement was made many artists who 
expect to be here that week volunteered to ap- 
pear. Among them are Julius Steger, Lee Kohl- 
mar, Adams, Holllgan and Adler. Mr. Schles- 
Inger has a host of friends here In snd out of 
the profession, snd the benefit performsnes will 
undoubtedly be largely attended. 

The weekly meeting of tbs White Bats will 





No One Can Approach It 


62 N. Clark Street, CHICAQ0 

hereafter be held at the Saratoga Hotel, the 
management of the hostelry having set aside a 
suite of rooms gratis for uae each Friday evening. 
Messrs. Sebree snd Hicks, the proprietors, c«v 
templste fitting out the meeting rooms to meet 
every convenience - and requirement, without 
charge, and In addition special attention will be 
given to the visiting members. The Bars togs Is 
centrally located, occupying two large buildings 
on Dearborn street between Madison and Monroe, 
and recently remodeled and refurnished. It has 
a large theatrical patronage.— Billy Nobles leaves 
the "20th Century Maids" this Saturday and joins 
the "Parisian Widows" In Milwaukee the follow- 
ing day. He snd Jeanne Brooks will appear la 
the olio with a new sketch which has been In 
preparation for some time. — A new burlesque was 
put on for the "Majesties" by Chas. J. Burk- 
hardt, the principal comedian, and the show Is 
Improved generally.— Richard Hyde, of Hyde A 
Behman, arrived In the Windy City on Sunday 
and remained for a few days. This Is bis first 
trip to Chicago since the Stsr snd Gsrter opened, 
and he was much Impressed with the theatre sad 
prospects. — The Lsmolnes, having finished sixteen 
weeks on the Hodklns' circuit, are now playing 
In the Sooth. Mr. Lsmolne recently held s "scam- 
per." at which a number of White Bats were 


VARIETY'S San Francisco Office. 
111ft Van Ness Ave. (Room 112). 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck. gen. mgr.).— Week 

21: First time here for Gabriel In -"Auntie's 
Visit"; George AH vied with the stsr for boo- 
orable mention; 8nyd<r snd Buckley, musical, 
were also listed with the new faces of the week. 
The comedy portion of the act still remains 
strong feature. Ida O'Day won a good reception 
with her banjo selections and songs; Bertha Per- 
tlna, novelty dance, completed the newcomers. 
The hold-overs were Olympla Desvall's Ponies, 
The Montrose Troupe, Carroll and Cooke and 
Stuart and White. 

NATIONAL (Sid Orauman, mgr.).— Hayden and 
Davis were badly placed la the opening position. 
Their comedy contained some good slang dialogue 
and a defined plot that was marred to some ex- 
tent by sn unconvincing finish. Dsnny Mann re- 
appeared, offering the same rural skit; Stanley 
Clifford, a boy tenor, has a pleasing voice and an 
awkward stage manner; he was well thought of. 

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Written by GEO. TOTTEN SMITH. Produced And Managed by TIM McMAHON.' Senarlo by 



Predentin* His Sketches 


Address, 130 W. 44th St., New York City. 






HARRY JACKSON, General Stage Director for JULES MTJBRY. 
Address United Booking Office or Boom 1, New York Theatre Building, N. Y. City. 





REICH 4V PLUNKETT, lift Broadway. Now York City, Exclusive Agents. 

PRONOUNCED ONE OF THE BEST SINGLE ACTS. What Manager*, Press, Muaioiana, Performers 
and Publio say: Very interesting, quite amusing, a knockout, absolutely novel. He is very clever. 
What ia be going to do aaxtf A whole show in himself. He's been through show business all right. 
Well, ho got something for everybody, eto., eta Who is he? What is he? Where is he? 


"That Versatile Follow" with 57 Varieties of Vaudeville. Star and Garter last week, 28 and after 
open, Elchmond Hotel, Ohloago. 

FRED HARM'S Comedians 

Original London Comedy Company. 
Manager, ALF. REEVES. 

Playing return dates everywhere with bigger sucoess than ever. 
Slums of London, etc., in repertoire. 

Productions Copyrighted. Pirates keep off. 







The Two in White. 1 

Open Sullivan A Conaidine Circuit April 80, Winnipeg, Can. 



A Nautical Comedy Singing Act in One. En Route Watson's Burlesquers. 




Formerly of the Amerious Four. W Enlisting service of Five people. Special scenery aad props. Staged by CHARLES 8WICKABD. 




Brooklyn Eagle — Araets, the terp- 
sicboresn artist, offers some brilliant 
snd spectacular dancing with the aid 
of mirrors snd colored lights. She 
performs grscefully snd her cos- 
tumes sre s big festure of her set. 


New York Morning Telegraph — 
Ameta, a sped si festure In elec- 
trical dsnees, served up one of the 
strongest snd most seusatlonsl sets 
of this grsde tbst the writer bss 
witnessed. Araets is pretty and dresses 
In expensive fashion. It Is a "show" 
set snd one thst stands out promi- 
nently ss a headline feature. The 
little woman worked with spirit, and 
everything she did was done with 
tbst artistic degree of finish thst 
makes one glad they are in front. 



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-The Girls Who Look Alike" 

Invite Offers for Next Season 

En Route " Champagne Girls " 




Second Season as featured with the Anna Held Show (Great Skating Scene). 

Holt Wakefield 


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When amtoering odvcrtitementg kindly mention Variety. 

as SQUIRE BILL, in Clay M. Greene's 
dramatization of Holmen P. Day's 
Celebrated Story "A CASE OF 

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to know that he is selling 


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Mention VARIETY. 


Haa Scored Another Sucoess, His Unique 
Comedy Song-, 

"The Boy Who Stuttered and 
the Girl Who Lisped " 

Proving a Pronounoed Hit for 

WilliamRock MaudeFulton 

Lata of "The Orokid" and "FunibaahL" 


Writer of Matthews & Ashley's Great Dope 
Song "Please Don't Wake Me." "That Waan't 
All" (Zlegfeld'a "SOUL KISS"), Ac. I wrlta 
SKETCHES and SONG FINISHES to acta. Exclu 
sire-Permit Parodies! Sale limited to 25 copies 
at $1.00 each. 604 Eighth Ato., H. Y. City. 



Go od w ork, low prices. Stamp for price list. 
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OPENING CHORUSES, written on any order. 

lyrics, with or without music. Orchestrations 
tnade. Several original eonfs in MSB. Parodies— 
'Schooldays," "Sao Saw" and "Whan It's Moon- 
light, Mary Darling." Send one dollar for three. 
X. L. L Corwell, oare VARIETY. 

Da Witt Tonne offered a neatly arranged Juggling 
act, poaaeaalng some real novel features. They 
•cored first honors of the bill. Wlnfleld Douglaaa 
and tko Morecrope Sisters made a strong bid 
wltb a snappy alnglng and dancing act. Ed. 
and Rollo White offered a burlesque boxing turn. 
The Four Brown Brothers and Doc Kealey. In a 
musical comedy act. were in good night place. 

WIGWAM (Sam Harris, mgr.).— Stuart and 
Sterling, Australian comedy team, atarted pro- 
ceedings with their sketch changed for the better 
since its showing at the National. The male 
member is a right clever comedian of the eccen- 
tric order and both can dance some. The Bel- 
monts, gymnasts, gave a good account of them- 
selves. Winifred Stewart, female baritone, was 
on the program. The Loraine Buchanan Com- 
pany's production, "Women and Men," was a 
rather noisy affair with a threadbare plot. The 
alereotyped "jagged" husband was in evidence 
and the act gained laughs from the lovers of 
energetic humor. Morrow and Schellburg won a 
favorable verdict with a character singing sketch. 
Neilsen'a Flying Ballet closed the show. 

EMPIRE (Hal Curtis, mgr.).— Willie Zimmer- 
man was the Empire's strong card. This la Zim- 
merman's second trip over the Westeru States 
route and be registered just as strongly this 
visit. The O'Brien Troupe of acrobata was an- 
other feature above the average. The Waldron 
Brothers in a alnglng, talking and comedy act, 
and Tom Maboney, entertainer, completed the 
olio. That old veteran of the field of farce, 
"Muldoon's Picnic," did service for the James P. 
Lee Company. 

NOTES.— The Washington Square Theatre, on 
the north side of town, is now under way of 
construction. Its opening is fixed for some time 
In July. — Gray and Graham will be on the open- 
ing bill of the Victory— The People's, a "five a 
day" continuous, backed by the combination that 
controls the Wigwam, opened 20. The uniform 
price of 10 cents will prevail. — Jules Mendel, who 
has quite a local reputation as a German comed- 
ian, goes East shortly to join the "Royal Bur- 


VARIETY Office, Colonial Building. 

KEITH'S. — Bijou Fernanries and Company 
head the bill this week with a very good. sketch 
called "Captain Velvet." Willa Holt Wakefield, 
In planologoe, caught the house; The Miles Stav- 
ordale Quintet wan liked; Kiel Ray and Com- 
pany In hla tragedy travesty, a riot; Inez Mc- 
Cauley and Clarence Oliver played "The Unex- 
pected" with just a trifle too much of the bur- 
lesque to be really pleasing ; Belle Blanche can 
come back as often as she likes and be welcome. 
The Yiulians return with their magnificent acro- 
batic act and Fred Zohedle has a startling equlib- 
ristic stunt. Minnie Stokea, in a genuine novelty; 
Yuona. a Jap. juggler; Mabel Levi He aud Robert 
Sinclair, dancing; Keno, Walsh and Melrose; Nes- 
sen and Nessen, hoop rollers; Casey and Craney, 
and the Wynnwood Sisters complete. 

ORPHEUM.— The Romauy Opera Company, in 
"Gypsy Life," sensation of the week. Julius 
Tannen, too, gets the crowd going. "Love's 
Young Dream," In which Emll Hoch and Com- 
pany are featured, well played and well liked; 
so is Julia Redmond's "Too Much Married." The 
Nichols Sisters put up a sprightly sketch In 
blackface. Carroll and Baker, Hebrew comedians; 
The Kratona, expert and novelty hoop rollers, 
and the Kltamura Japs complete the bill. 

HOWARD.— "Rolllckers" packing 'em in, reap- 
ing the reward of good work at the Columbia two 
weeks ago. It Is one of the best shows on the 

COLUMBIA.— "The Empire Show," a good, 
clean, snappy show, with people who know their 

AUSTIN & STONE'S MUSEUM.— A baby mon- 
key, ten days old, is the chief curio hall fea- 
ture. Shaw and Shaw, Norma Phara, Mickey 
Scott and the Meadows Comedy Company fill out 
the theatre bill. 

TALACE.— "Jersey Lilies." fair show. 

LYCEUM.— "Golden Crook," a nifty show full 
of good lookers. 

BIJOU DREAM.— The Illustrated lectures have 
been renewed here, to good business. 

HUB. — Benjamin Lorlug has joined the sing- 
ing corps. 



VARIETY Office. 
Crystal Theatre Building. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.). — Week 
March 23: Stella May hew, favorable impression; 
Plcchlanl Troupe, acrobata, scored strongly; Fer- 
rell Bros., good bicycle riding and poor comedy; 
Jordan and Harvey, Hebrew comedians, hearty 
reception; Jules and Ella Garrison in "An 
Ancient Roman," amusing; The Musical Gool- 
mana, very good; Preac Eldrldge, same routine, 

went good. CRYSTAL (Wm. A. Weston, gen. 

mgr.). — Mystlcus, "the Human Chameleon," 
heada big drawing card; U. S. Singing Four, one 
of the beat of the season; Harry Jolson, a novelty 
in the blackface line, distinct hit; Dan Harring- 
ton, ventriloquist, excellent; Owley and Randall, 

comedy jugglers, very good. MAJESTIC (Jno. 

F. Oordray, mgr.). — Abdel Kader and "Wives." 
very good; Harrigan, juggler, plenty of new 
material, big favorite; St. Onge Bros., bicyclists, 
much laughter and showed many new feats; 
Hammond and Forrester, neat song and dance, 
went good; De-voy and Evanswith, new acrobatics, 
bit; Hssse and Marlette, whirlwind dancers, very 

clever. NOVELTY (Bert Plttman, mgr.).— The 

Helm Children, the big drawing card, both 
clever and scored strongly. A minstrel first 
part, composed of several acts which recently 
played the Novelty added attraction, and called 
forth much applause; Jlmmle Cowper, monologuist, 
gets away from the stereotyped and went big; 
Kretore, "The Mad Musician," favorably re- 
ceived. Business very good. NOTES.— Jack 

Williams, of Williams and Thompson, and Lou 
Hanvey, of Hanvey, Clark and Prideau, have 

joined hands to pr e s e nt a novelty singing act. 
They will be known as Williams and Hanvey. 
— Geo. Wads, the minstrel man, Is contemplating 
a summer minstrel tour and will organise In 
St. Jos. — The EHIte, moving picture theatre, 
opened SI to good business. 




KEITH'S (H. T. Jordan, mgr.).— Classy bill 
this week, looking exceptionally strong on paper, 
but playing slowly at times, the bill being almoat 
void of a rough comedy act of medium grade to 
lighten it up. Three single numbers carried off 
the chief honors with Albert Wbelan, the Aus- 
tralian, making bis first appearance here. 
Whelan'a act Is unique, artistic In make-up and 
a deserving headline for any bill. Following 
closely Wbelan *s success was that of Stuart 
Barnes. He rather took the edge off the act 
offered by Trixie Friganaa, who followed later 
with songs and talk. There Is quite a bit of 
sameness about the two acts, Miss Frlgania even 
using exactly the same talk at one point. Her 
spirits seemed not so buoyant as on her last visit 
and she coaxed hard before she worked her audi- 
ence up to a display of enthusiasm. The sketch, 
"The Queen's Messenger," presented by Jessie 
MUlward and Brandon Hurst, proved a poor* 
vehicle. The story Is poorly written and untrue 
in even the slightest degree to nature. Another 
sketch, "My Wife's Diamonds," offered by Nick 
Long and Idalene Cotton, la unfit for the two to 
waste their talents on. The Rose De Haven Sex- 
tette returned with the singing and dancing act 
changed but little since it was seen here before. 
The act ia presented in truly attractive style, 
the costuming being pretty and harmonious and, 
with the exception of a weak number offered as 
a "sister act," each feature was admirably 
handled and well liked. Miss T)c Haven worked 
bard and under difficulty, evidently suffering from 
a severe cold, but a corking good finish brought 
the six girls back to acknowledge three encores 
on Monday. It is some time since Fanny Rica 
gave her miniature stage act In Philadelphia, 
it being new in this bouse, and it was one of 
the biggest hits on the bill. Without changing 
their routine of wonder workings since last seen, 
the Sa- II eras registered strongly wltb thought 
transmission. The Kits Bansal Troupe of Jap- 
anese acrobats and gymnasts were as well liked 
as ever in their showy exhibition. In an early 
and difficult position Cocci a and Amato did very 
nicely with their novelty dancing specialty. Del- 
more and Oneida proved a good opening number 
with the perch act. Barrett and Scanlan and the 
Burkes made up the remainder of the bill. 


NOTES.— The "Mission Meeting" of the White 
Rats, held at Zelsae's Hotel last week, was well 
attended. J. H. Phillips presided, with Chsrles 
H. Holland secretary. — Julia St. Clair, of "Gay 
Morning Glories," haa been engaged for the Gay- 
ety Stock Company. — P. Lewlng, formerly one of 
a musical trio playing vaudeville, U now drummer 
in Keith's orchestra. 


MAJESTIC (S. L. Martin, mgr.).— Week 23: 
Archie Rover, comedy acrobat, good: Edna 
Julian, singing and dancing, good. Business good. 

EDISON I A (E. W. Haniey. mgr.).— Songs 

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MARYLAND (F. 0. Scfcanberger, mgr. Monday 
rehearsal 10).— This week's bill la opened by 
Torcst with trained fowls end fanltntiona, very 
good; The live English Majors, novelty act, lib- 
eral applause; The Wilson Brothers, German 
comedians, laughing hit; B. Frederick Hawley, 
Francis Height and Company, "The Bandit," ex- 
cellent; Bersac'a Circus, return engagement and 
created laughter; Grace Van Studdlford. vocalist, 
several encores and flowers; Jesse L. Lasky's 
"Robinson Crusoe's Me," a comedy opera, very 

good. NEW MONUMENTAL. (Sam M. Dswson. 

mgr.). — "Thoroughbreds." Goo d com edy and 
musical numbers pleased.-— G A YBTY (Wm. L. 
Ballsug. Jr.).— "Msrdl Grss BesuUes" here this 

week with good comedy and music. NOTES. — 

Col. Mundy is haying trouble with his boo. — 
Piemen end Miller hare signed with Wbalen and 
Mattel Amusement Co. (Western Wheel) for next 
season.— J. G. Gibson of J. G. Gibson and Adele 
Banney has written a two-act musical farce 
with original musical numbers for Whalen tt 
Msrtel'e Amusement Co. (Western Wheel) for 
next season. He will be a principal In the piece. 


ELITE (L. 8. Jones, mgr.).— O'Hsrs and Wat- 
eon; Prof. W. A. Woodley, musical, good; The 
Great Rajan, acrobat, good; Wearer and Lambert, 
female Impersonators, good; Little Mabel Ken- 
nedy, Tery good; Jean Beaugere, impersonator, 
good; songs, Mrs. Laura Senter, pleased; pictures. 

FAIRYLAND (Melvln A. Hayes, mgr.).— 

Demarestio Brothers, musical, good; Robert Sher- 
man, magic, fair; Tasseli and Collins, very good; 
Knox and AWln, excellent; songs, Thomas Col- 
lins, pleased; pictures. W. W. R. 


SHEA'S (M. 8hea, mgr. Monday rehearsal 
10). — Valerie Bergere and Company In "The 
Morning After," excellent; The Avon Comedy 
Four, clever; Alf. Grand and Ethel Hoag, good; 
a good musical act by The Royal Muslcsl Fire; 
The Bleeds; Swot Brothers, good; Ksrtelle, wire 
artist, very good; The Josette Troupe of acro- 
bats, floe. GARDEN (Charles R. White, mgr.). 

—Charley Robinson and his "Night Owls," chorus 
girl contest and amateur nights s great success. 

LAFAYETTE (Charles M. Bsggs. mgr.).— 

Williams' "Ideals" pleased. Hippodrome, 

Qrsnd, Bijou Dream and other motion picture 
houses doing well with vaudeville, songs and 
pictures. DICKSON. 


BROADWAY (John O. Peebles, mgr.).— Har- 
deen, handcuff expert, proved big drawing card. 
Tom Gillen, Schrode and Mulvey, Claudius and 
Scarlet, in a novel banjo act; Morgan and Chester, 
The Luclers and The Aerial McGlnleya complete 
tne hflL G. M. YOUNG. 



KEITH '8 (H. A. Daniels, mgr.).— Selblni and 
Grovinl, acrobats and equilibrists, good; Ray Cox, 
singing comedienne, won favor; Frank Byron and 
Louise Langdon, io a ripping farce, "The Dude 
Detective"; Anna and Effle Conley, songs, were 
well received; The 8sndwlnss, are remarkably 
clever gymnasts; Belle Dsvls and her Pickanin- 
nies, plessed; Henry Cllve, burlesque msglc, hit; 
Eva Tangusy, received encore efter encore; Mile. 
Marguerite, equestrienne, hss the best appearing 

act of Its kind ever seen here. HIPPODROME 

(Max Featkenheuer, mgr.). — Josephine Sable, 
singing, took very well; The Oklto Troupe, Jap. 
magicians, have a good assortment of tricks; The 
LePsges do some clever light Jumping; others 
were Will F. Denny, descriptive and humorous 
singer; Watson, Hutchinds, Edwards sod Com- 
pany, in "A Vaudeville Exchange"; Albert Bell- 
man and Lottie Moore. EMPIRE (Geo. Chenet, 

mgr.). — The Bebman Show Is giving everybody 
their money's worth. "The Passing Review," in 
which Mark Bennett appears as Oscar Hsmmer- 
■teln, Frank Moore as Dsve Montgomery, snd 
James 0. Morton as Fred Stone, are the comedy 
hits of the show. The chorus Is lively and well 

costumed. STAB (Drew and Campbell, nigra.). 

—Pat White and his "Gaiety Girls" have two 
good burlcsqces and the following were In the 

olio: Anna Grant and Margie Catlln, songs and 
dances; The Three Terrors, dancing novelty act; 
Chsa. B. Watson and Al. Bert, sketch, "A Busy 
Business Man"; Malvern Troupe of acrobata; 
Wm. Jennings and Mabel Webb, 111. songs. 


• * 


MARYLAND (E. E. Rotter, mgr.).— The sec- 
ond week of vaudeville continues to draw crowds 
at this house. Barlow and Nicholson, "The 
Tramp's Dilemma," well received; Marie Lau- 
rens, prima donna, won applause; Mascot "the 
horse with the human brain," favorite; Joe 
Hardman found favor; Three Dancing Sunbeams, 
sang and danced In a manner that won them 

< several eucores; Booth snd Budd, s scresm. 

WBILAND (John Kirk, mgr.).— Flossie La Van, 
soubrette, very clever; Chss. Bsrrlngton, comed- 
ian, won applause; Manning and Wills, comedy 

sketch, found favor. Queen City Skating Rink 

has W. B. Genno snd Ksthleen Patterson as an 
extra attraction. W. D. ROHBER. 

MAJESTIC (B. 8. Muckeufuss, mgr.).— Week 
28: Borne, Mayo and Juliet, very good; Ethel 
Kirk, dainty comedienne; The Gagnoux, Jugglers 
snd equilibrists, took well; Maurice Cook, eccen- 
tric comedian, had a pleasing, well-stsged act; 
Gar vine Gllmalne, pleased; Larkln and Burns 
did some good work in their comedy sketch; John 
P. Reed scored heavily. LYRIC (J. 8. Buchan- 
an, mgr.).— Week March 28: McGarvey, female 
impersonator, excellent act and well received; 
The Mssquerla Sisters, singers and dancers, good; 
Lsmb's Msonlklns, took fine; moving pictures. 



LYRIC (Fred W. Hartmann, mgr.)— Bva Ray, 
mystifying performance, very good; Howley and 
Leslie, singing and dancing duo, pleased; Bell 
Trio, singers, good. A. B. W. 

LYRIC (Max Hurtlg, mgr.).— BUI phyed fast 
snd great; Scott and Wilson. Netta Vesta, Water- 
bury Brothers and Tenny. Howard Truesdell snd 
Company, Prince Kokla, Raymond and Caverly, 
The Six American Dancers. 



BIJOU (Jake Rosenthal, mgr.).— Cliff Dean and 
Company, very good; Lola Milton, good; De Mora 
and Graceta, acrobata, great; Nance Rice, very 
good; Al. Tierney, vocalist, good; Kinodrome pic- 
tures. LYRIC (Wm. L. Bradley, mgr.).— Pic- 

turea and songs; good business. 



BIJOU (J. L. Maitland, mgr.).— Seven Samols 
Arabs, very good; Riven and Rochester, comedy 
sketch duo, received much applause; Prof. H. 
Armand'e scenic production, "The City of Yes- 
terday," pleased; Mscks La Marr and Lily Dean 
Hart, sketch, good; Georgle 0. B arney , song snd 

dance, clever; fssdore Silver. METROPOLITAN 

(W. L. Longstreet, mgr.).— Minora "Bohemians." 



OBPHEL'M (Max Spiegel, mgr.).— Marseilles, 
contortionist, very good to open; Gilbert and 
Katon, Hebrew comedians, fair; Katie Booney, 
comedienne, well liked; Billy Van, went big; 
Ed. Rose's "Song Makers," pleased; Ward and 
Curran, scored heavily; The Pekln Zouaves, 
lightning military evolutions and wall scaling, 
closed strong. Q. GREUP. 


FAMILY (G. W. Mlddleton, mgr.).— Le Clair 
and Sampson, hit; Steward and Desmond, pleased; 
Silent Talt, good; Hillmsn and Floyd, well re- 
ceived; Cora Youngblood Corson's Sextet.— 
RIAL/TO (F. W. McConnell, mgr. ) .—Brooke and 
Price, Vernon Sisters, Blake and Nellson, Anna 
Belmont, Tom Davis, Louise Amlot, Dorothy Law- 
rence. Starr Sisters, Billy Monroe, Frank Bacon 
and Rlaltoscope; strong bill. J. M. BBBBS. 


MAJESTIC (Frsnk B. Hooper, mgr.).— 
American Five, great comedy act; Petit Family, 
striking acrobatic turn; Don and May Gordon, 
pleased with comedy bicycle act; Herbert Bren- 
ner and Helen Downing were a hit In their 

comedy sketch. GRAND (Pedley ft Burch, 

rogrs.).— 26-28: "Egypa," good show by home 
tslent. Business good. Starting 20, the Grand 
adopted a new system of giving vaudeville every 
week, three shows dally. Mary and Mary were 

the headllners.. PEOPLE'S (Pedley ft Burch, 

mgrs.).— 28: Rellly ft Woods' Big Show. 

8. O. 


LYRIC (Uta ft Llngler, mgrs.).— Week 23: 
LIssIe Weller, piano soloist, well received; Blsck 
snd Leslie, singers, dancers snd scrobstlc com- 
edy, bit; Gil more Sisters, In "The Rsnch Girls," 
good; Rslston aud Son, "One and a Little Bit 
Over," took well. 80: Four Bragdons, singers 
snd dancers; Lyonel Parts, monologlst and comed- 
ian; Florence Msy, singing snd dsnclng; The 

Vsl olwe Brothers, novelty scrobstlc act. THE 

ELECTRIC (Feesle ft Barlow, props.). — "The 

Boys in Purple." pictures snd HI. songs. 

DREAMLAND (Jno. Walsh, mgr.).— Songs by 
Roy Morgan; Mr. and Mrs. Silver, "Old Hur- 
ley," good. THE ARCADIA (G. W. Herron. 

mgr.). — Songs by Frsnk Coleman; De Blakera, 
Lilliputian Dog Circus and Yeager and Lewie, 

comedy sketch. THE UNIQUE (Moore ft 

Wilson, props.). — Songs by Fred Canady; Gardner, 
LeClede and Gardner, "The Girl From the East." 

NOTE. — Mr. Chas. Shenkel, of the Unique, 

has retired from the msnsgement and baa ac- 
cepted a position with the Lyric. 

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Latecomers at the Orpbeum last evening missed a rare treat, for the opening turn of the 
performance was an exhibition of booprolllng by the Kratons that made something more than 
a knack of the gliding rims, something akin to art. Across the stage, set to represent an ideal 
little Spotless Town, rolled the hoops, propelled by unseen heads, skating in and out of build- 
lugs sod taking corners In a most humsn fashion. The village saloon was the centre of attrac- 
tion for the "men" hoops, and the family entrance waa popular with the "millinery aide." 
When the two Kratons, one a most comely young miss, came out into their village to do their 
atunts In the open, their grsce snd unassuming manner made their work even more welcome." 

P. 8. — I have a new Illusion, I am using very successfully, and thought It might be of 
some benefit to the boys who hsve adopted some of my other tricks, especially "The school- 
house." The new illusion is called "Changing the Roll of the Hoop Into a Roll of Greenbacks." 
Requires s little brain work, but will bring you better results in long run than the "School- 



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Cook, mgr.). — Headllner, Conroy, LeMalre and 
Company, presenting "A King for a Night," ex- 
cellent; The Chameroys, unique acrobatic duo, 
amusing ; The Two Jolly Prices, good; Al. and 
Hattie Barlow, "The Younger Set," very good; 
The Knickerbocker Four, well applauded; The 
Great Vol per, good; Lillian Tyce, a hit.— 
BIJOU (J. Gerardi, mgr.). — MoTing pictures and 
Johnson Sisters, vocal 1st a, fair; Dennis Brothers, 
acrobats, very good; Bam Dor an and Brothers, 
sketch, good; Louis Huir, ill. songs, good.-— 
PLEASANT STREET (Jss. Mason, mgr.).— Car- 
roll and Doyle, Irish aketch, good; Tommy West, 
blackface, song and dance, good; Mabel Cook, 
ill. songs, good; Bits Davis, songs, excellent; 

Mason and Doran, pictures. 8CBNIC (A. Tersn, 

mgr.).— Clara Adams, ill. songs; pictures.——* 
PURITAN (Hill A Hooper, mgrs.).— Pictures; 

ill. songs by San Bond. PREMIER (L. M. 

Boas, mgr.). — Pictures and Golman and Kull- 
man, aketch, very good; Edith Meredith, char- 
acter songs, good; George Home, eccentric comed- 
ian, excellent; Frank Marian, 111. songs, good. 

NOTES. — John W. Barry, the l e ss e e of the 

Savoy Theatre of New Bedford, arrived here yes- 
terday from New Orleans, where he has been In 
charge of the Dsuphine Theatre. Mr. Barry Is 
accompanied by Mrs. Barry (Florence Hamilton) 
and la making arrangements for her appearance 
In vaudeville in a' aketch now being written for 
her entitled "Queen of the Turf." 



LYBIO (Winfrey B. Russell, mgr.)— Harry 
Bickrode, contortionist, good; Gladys Mlddleton, 
prima donna, big hit; Musical Belles, the best 
musical act seen here; Flo Browning, went fine; 
Mr. sod Mrs. Harold Kelly, sketch, hit; Miss 
Dodd, 111. song.— NOTE.— The Lyric Theatre Co. 
purchased • lot on Seventh and A streets and 
will erect a fine aerdome for the summer. Their 
location of last season was sold for a business 
building. BBD. 


mgr.).— Week 28: Dsn Burke and School Girls, 
singing and dancing, strong feature; Pete Baker, 
good; Craig Miner and Company, farce, well 
liked; Pero and Wilson, plessed; 0. Porter Nor- 
ton, magician; Ildo Schnee, ill. songs. KINO 

DROME.— Mine. Bartholdi's Cockatoos, Seymour 
end Dupree, The Tlvoll Quartet, Hsigh and 
Thomss snd The Zolas. H. J. B. 

MAJESTIO (T. W. Mullaly, mgr.). -^Jessie 
Courthouse presents the "Eleven Forty P. M.", 
well received; Sing Fong Lee, violin, new here, 
well received; Manning and Blrdaong, comedians, 
bit of bill; Mile. Foona, ill. lectures, fair; Flo 
Adler, songs, several encores; Burton snd Vess, 
comedians, good: Conn Downey and Wlllard, big 

success. LYRIO (Ed. Jenkins, mgr.).— Sawyer 

and De Lima, acrobats, fair; Irene Bchols, ill. 
songs; Harry Clinton Sawyer, songs, good; Calif 
and Waldron, comedy playlet, hit of bill. 



ORPHBUM (O. Floyd Hopkins, mgr.).— Splen- 
did audience and bill well up to the sverage, 
with La Nole Brothers, comedy gymnasts, scoring 
strongly; (Madge Fox, singing and stories, won big 
applause; John and May Burke, "How Patsy 
Went to War," pleased; Jesse L. Lssky's "The 
Military Octette," clever people and strong stage 
setting; The A. D. Allen Company "Visits of the 
Spirits," roars of laughter; Lester and Miller, 
"The Little Immigrant," kept them going; Bspe, 
Dutton and Bspe, acrobats, exceptionally clever. 

LYBIO (Burket A George, mgrs.).— The Great 

Grove, mysterious Illusions, snd Master Grove, 
handcuff wonder, together with their dogs; Billy 
Oullen, singing comedian, scored; Otto Kohler, ec- 
centric musician, pleased; Mattle Adams, charac- 
ter vocalist, merited applause. STAB (Burket 

A George, mgrs.). — III. songs snd piano selections 
by Prof. Lutwltch. HIPPODROME (Al Boom- 
fort, mgr.). — Jack Stockton, The Three Hy lands 
snd Otto Sylvester. 0. 0. OORBIN. 


POLI'S (Harry Bailey, mgr.).— Brothers Daman, 
acrobatics, acceptable; Don Rones, vlollniste. 

skillful; Harry 8. Tlghe and his "Collegians" 
receive applause; W. 0. Fields. Juggler, the best 
ever; Kelly snd Rose sing well; Fitsglbbon, Mc- 
Coy Trio, laughing hit; Holden'e Manikins, un- 
usually good. SCENIC (H. 0. Young, mgr.).— 

Rockwell and Rich, good; Harry Lowe, clever; 
Geo. Wbalen, pleased; Wlllard Dyer, ill. songs. 



FAMILY (Harry Knoblauch and Harry Heraker, 
props.). — The bill la headed with Jamea B. Don- 
ovan and Rena Arnold, great; Wm. Patters and 
Al Plnard, musics! comedy, very good; Wlnklei 
sud Kress, comedy acrobats, good; Lillian Mar- 
tha, German comedienne, fair; and T. Henry 
Matthews, ill. song, very good. 



EMPIRE (A. M. Brugge ma nn, mgr. Rehearsal 
Monday 10). — Good bill headed by Howard and 
Bland in "The Stage Manager"; Mr. and Mrs. 
Gene Hughes, former aketch, "A Matrimonial Sub- 
stitute"; Frank Bush, with some new and some 
old stories, pleased; Lewis and Green, with a 
good line of talk, hit of the bill; Darros Brothers, 
acrobats, very clever; Four Dainty Dancers; Keely 
Brothers, physical culture exponents, good; snd 
Murphy snd Francis, colored entertainers. 



GBAND (Shsfer Elegler, mgr.) —Robert Hil- 
liard beads high-class bill. Kemp's "Tales," mag- 
nificently illustrated, most Interesting; Dan Burke 
and his "School Girls" repeat with success; Du- 
mond's Minstrels score; Foster snd Foster, one 
of the laughing euccesses. Others are the Kiahlsuna 
Jap Troupe; Bvana and Evans, good, wooden shoe 
dancing, and Kipp and Kippy, comedy jugglers. 
— EMPIRE (Henry Burton, mgr.).— "The Jolly 
Grass Widows" first half of week, return; last 
half, "The Toreadors." L. W. 


BIJOU (Will Marshall, mgr.).— Bailey, Crow- 
met and Bel key, very good; Char lea Obey on, 
clever; Fields snd Hanson, a laughing hit; Fox 
snd Foxle Circus, pleasing. BRADLBY. 


MAJESTIO (L. B. Cool, mgr.).— Gennaro's 
Band, featured and a success; Patrice In "A New 
Year's Dream," good; Byers snd Hermsnn, pan- 
tomime, good; Leroy and Woodford, good; Brown, 
Harris and Brown, good; Oscar Lorraine, "the 
dancing violinist," pleasing; Levlne snd Leonard, 
msking good. Next week last of season.— 
PABK (H. W. Scherer, mgr.).— Last week of 
season. Teed and Lasell, fair sketch; Hogsn snd 
Westcott, songs snd dances, score; Bell snd Rich- 
ards, comedy musical; Lester Bernard, Italian 
sketch, splendid dialect. Beginning 6, pictures 

snd songs, 3 and 10 cents. GLOBB (J. Q. 

Foley, mgr.). — Sotankl's Hindu Troup, feature act 
and hit; Bartlett and Garfield, songs snd dsnces, 
good; Eugenie Sequin, songs, good. 

MAJESTIC. — Week 23: Daly, Juggler and acro- 
bat, good; Fiddler and Shelton, colored comedians, 
fsir; Joe J. and Myra Dowling, aketch, fine; 
Clayton, Jenkins and Jasper, comedy acrobats, 

gre et. COLONIAL. — Pictures. VAU- 

DBTTE.— Pictures. DIZ. 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.).— The 
bill this week at the Orpheum la of exceptional 
merit. The headllner la The Fadette Woman'a 
Orchestra, received much applause; Avery and 
Hart, colored comedians, humorous; Bertie Her- 
ron, "The Original Minstrel Miss," was without 
her osusl costumes yesterdsy, her trunk not ar- 
riving in Kansas City, but made good with the 
audience; Lily Flex more, English dancer and 
singer, clever; Howard Kyle and Company, "The 
Joke," very good and pleased; Csrlotts, contor- 
tionist, good; The Dixon Brothers, musics! gro- 
tesque, pleasing.— CENTURY (Jos. B. Donegen, 
mgr.). — The labor unions have arranged with Joe 
Donegan, manager of this tbestre, for perform- 
snees there this week. By special contract, part 
of the proceeds of each performance of The 

Dreamland Burlesquers will go to a fund for 
building a new labor temple in this city. The 
Dreamland Burlesque Company have a show that 
is lively and entertaining from start to finish. 
Dave Morton la the principal comedian.— 
MAJE8TIC (Clint Wilson, mgr.).— "The City 
Sports" week Msrch 80. Snappy bnrlesque with 
the extrs attraction of the Five Salvagges. 


MARVEL (Arthur G. Hull, mgr.).— Peter J. 
Smith, baritone soloist, scored heavily; Grojesn 
snd M surer, comedy musical artists, plessed; 

large house. CRYSTAL (Scott Leslie, mgr.).— 

The Two Juvenile Smiths, acrobatics, excellent; 
Jessie Livingston, snlmated paintings; The Smiths, 

comedy sketch, pleasing. COLUMBIA (Jss. J. 

Price, mgr.). — 111. songs by Wm. Young Arthur; 
Moreland and Leigh, singing, dsnclng snd tslklng 
comedians, good; Stlth snd Stith, piste twlrlers 

and manipulators, well applauded. STAUB'S 

(Frits Stsub, mgr.). — Greeve snd Green, musical 
srtists, plessed; Llpmsn and Lewis, comedy; 
Margaret Keats, violinist; Brown and Wllmot, 
singing snd dsnclng, scored heavily; Miss Wll- 
mot wss particularly attractive In several new 
gowns; The Two De Bola, magicians, and Fred. 

Sostnan, the College Boy, entertainer. NOTE. 

—Another theatre la being built here, which will 
be completed about November 1. 



COLONIAL (J. Fred Lees, mgr.).— One of the 
most pleasing shows of the season. The honors 
went to Frank Fogarty, the Dublin minstrel; Gar- 
vie and Thompson, fine; Hawthorne and Burt, 
very good; Oban. B. Ward, Katbrln Klare and 
Company, "The Twin Plata," a laugh from start 
to finish; Dors Ronco, violinist, clever; Ines Mac- 
Oauley in the "Unexpected," went big; Burns and 

Bums, pleased. LYCEUM (Wm. L. Gallagher, 

mgr.).— Nina Searles* "Red Raven" Burlesquers. 
Olio: Sesrles snd Davis, singers snd dancers, 
won favor; James Dsiley, Irish comedian, very 
funny; Ethel Williams, ill. songs, good; Msy and 
Knowlea, aketch artists, went big; buriesqus by 

James Dailey and Company. MARQUISE (J. H. 

Michael, mgr.). — Pictures; songs by John Madden. 

NIOKHL (T. F. Twomey, mgr.).— Pictures; 

songs by Arthur Holmes. NOTE.— The well- 
known Hugbey Flarty, dancer. Is visiting his 
parents. JOHN J. JOYCE. 


ORPHBUM (M. Cunningham, mgr.).— Good bill, 
beaded by Devere Brothers, comedy acrobats, who 
win applause; Will Beam, wry comical; Sells- 
Holden snd Keff, singing and dancing, very good; 
Ernest Mack, blackface, takes well; Hanson snd 
Drew, comedy sketch, very entertaining; Clara 
Stone, character change, beautiful costumes; Mrs. 
L. J. Pico continues to please with her illustrated 
songs. FAULKNER. 

ial Requ 





APRIL 9th 


To Exhibit the Rich Gold Ore Taken Out of the Late Strike ot the 




Read this letter from visitors who inspected our mines. 

Memphis, Tenn., March 6th, 1908. 

Yours of March Snd received wtih enclosed certificates and good news of your strike of 
high grade ore. Although we are highly pleased it was no great surprise to ua as we had 
been expecting suoh results any moment after having seen and inspected the mine. 

Have several friends who wish to look orsr ths properties while playing- in that vicinity, 
and am sura that when they do see for themselves thst they will he Just as enthusisstio aa 
we are. 

Extending yon heartiest congratulations on your first high grade strike (and may there be 
many more), and wishing yon ever success, we beg to remain, yours ainoerely, 



Wire reservations at our expense to SHERMAN HOUSE, CHICAGO. 

Watch this paper for weekly letter from the mines. 

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"GHA 1 

April 6-8, Columbia, ScTanton. April f-11, 


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ms laugh.' 





Four Distinct Character Creations 

Sole Agents: REICH <& PLUNRETT 

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— ' 

"Th* tort of EnUrtommuni thai Advomett 







Tom McNaughton controls Above Act; Fred McNaughton 
control! Major Doyle and "That" Quartet Kernuff ! 


(Jut AS funny aa that.) 

Alhambra, Harlem, Second Week (April 6). 

We make them laugh. That's what we Are here for. 



Pianist at Majestic 

•adafstd to be the heat pianist is the West 

Note. — "The only pianitt anywhere near rny ityle." 


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liven. Remittance most accompany advertisements forwarded by mail. 

Cash disoount for • and IS months. 




Featuring the Famoua Anderson Children. 


"Everybody agrees that the best musical act ever presented to this city Is given by Tsnean. Felix 
and Clazton. It Is so fanny tbst It comes near being a riot. If a person hss the blues, or Isn't Just 
exactly satisfied with life, then the best thing he can do is to 'get In' on this musical act, and laugh 
until he cries. The program Is right when it term? the act a 'conglomeration,' for that it is and a 
whole lot more. The stout lady as the captain looks after the comedy and she does It well. The lady 
in question gave all hands a run for their money yesterday and she won out by a Chester city block. 
The gentleman in the straight feeds well, and the other lady Is a fine looker. The trio, aside from 
their comedy offering with Its rub-a-llttle-lemon-on-lt side Issue, produce fine music." 

881 E. 98d Street, Vow York City. ('Phono, 6489 79th Street) 









Presenting that funny German Comedy Sketch, 


Have returned from a successful engagement of four months through the West Indies and Brssil; VOW 


Park, Johnstown. Pa., March 80th. Savoy. Hamilton, Can., April 6th. Pastor's, V. Y. City, April 18th. 





It •e>a> 




For Years in the 
Leading Theatres 



12 I. Clark Street, CHICA80 

Immediately upon landing there. Mr. 
Goodman's trip is in the form of a vaca- 

Fred' W. Morton opens on the Sullivan* 
Considine time May 11, at Winnipeg. 

Emerson and Baldwin sail for Europe 
next January. 

The theatrical season has been declared 
closed in El Paso, Tex. 

George Whiting and the Melnotte Twins 
have been offered Europe time commencing 
in June. 

Edna Luby sails for London May 6. 
opening at the Palace for six weeks. 

Mike and Alma Kelly have signed with 
the "Broadway Gaiety Girls" for next 

Sam Sidman returned to New York this 
week, after a long stay in San Francisco. 


The Teddy Trio sail for their foreign 
home this month. 

Fields and Woolley will join "The 
Colonial Belles'* April 13th. 

"Enigmarelle," at present playing in Eu- 
rope will return here next month. 

Newhold and Carroll, a foreign bar 
act, open at the Empire, San Francisco, 
on April 20 for a tour of the Western 
States circuit. 
Leo Gorrillo replaced him. 

Ritter and Foster have decided not to 
return to America this Summer. They 
have booking which will enable them to 
remain on the other side as long as they 

James J. Morton left the bill at 126th 
Street on Tuesday through hoarseness. 

Keith's, Columbus, will close for the 
season May 4. 

Kelly and Ashby will sail for England 
on April 8, having concluded their K. & 
E. contract of twenty-five weeks. 

S. Z. Poli's present address is "Lucca, 
per il Piano di Coreglia, Italy." Mr. Poli 
is expected back the middle of May. 

The Musical Johnstons, now abroad, will 
visit South Africa before returning home. 

The Rev. W. H. Rainey was elected 
Exalted Ruler of the Elks (New York 
Lodge, No. 1) last Sunday evening winning 
by the close margin of three votes. 

The Mardo Trio closed with "The Wash- 
ington Society Girls" last Saturday, join- 
ing the Ringling Brothers' Circus in 

The Brookside Farms, a charitable 
organization which provides for families 
of prisoners, intend giving a benefit on 
April 26 at the Garden Theatre. Harry 
Leonhardt has been asked to take charge 
of the stage. 

Max S. Witt will produce his "Bonnie 
Lads and Lassies" in about two weeks 
The act will have five girls and a boy. 

Charles Nevins and his "College Girls" 
is a B. A. Rolfe act, to be seen first at the 
Trent, Trenton, April 13. 

Estelle Wordette and Company con- 
tinues the tour stopped by Miss Wor- 
dette's illness, at Bennett's, Ottawa, next 
week, having two months' bookage yet 
to play this season. 

Geo. M. Cohan gave $500 one day this 
week for a box at the Vaudeville Comedy 
Club benefit at the New York Theatre, 
April 19. 


At Miner's Eighth Avenue theatre to- 
night (Saturday), the regular choristers 
of the "Miss New York, Jr.," company will 
contest in a sort of amateur performance 
with the twelve stock chorus girls of the 
house for prizes, the decision to be given 
by the audience. 

"Amateur night" is held at Miner's on 
Friday evening, and this was given as 
usual last evening. 

This is the first week of the "stock 
chorus" Scheme, lately installed upon the 
Western Wheel, at the theatre, the girls 
being moved uptown from Miner's Bowery. 

Early closings of the vaudeville houses, 
especially the smaller ones, are very 
apt to occur all along the circuits, ac- 
cording to indications. 

Maurice Goodman, attorney for the 
United Booking Offices, sails for New Or- 
leans to-day, and will also return by boat 


At the dinner of "The 23 Club," held in 
Reisenweber's last Sunday night, a few 
"amateurs" appeared for the amusement of 
the assembled members and their guests. 

The amateurs had been procured at the 
direction of Pat Casey, who provided for 
their payment. Each received the amount 
due immediately after leaving the stage. 

The dinner took place in the banquet hall 
on the top floor of the restaurant. When 

Ft a#n 


I Told You So!!! 


J. K. SEBREE, Prop. 

P. HICKS, M«r. 

The Home of the Profession 
and Headquarters for the 
Greatest Organization in the ' 


N. B.— Mr. W. H. Morris, who has charge of our Catering department, 
extendi a Cordial Welcome to his friends and acquaintances among the 
Profession, assuring them the best the Market can afford. 

Fine music and excellent singing. 

Special attention to after Theatre Parties. 

National F)otct 


Cor. Van Burnt St. and Wabaah Ave. 
Half block from Auditorium Theatre. In vicinity 
of all theatres. Weekly rates made. 

D. A. DOOLEY, Prep. 

Florenz House 

(Mrs. F. Florens, Prep.) 

The Heme ef the Profession, 

ITS West 47th Street, 

Hear Broadway Hew York 

First-class Rooms and Board. Reasonable 
Terms. Convenient to sll Principal Theatres. 
'Phone. SOU Bryant. 


238 WEST 34ih ST., NEW YORK 

Room and Board. Terms ressonable. 


Widow Iste Herbert Holcombe. 




And then some. 





rirst-olass Room and Board. Terms BwsssMs. 
SIS Brag St., S Bleaks from 


Advertise Your Hotel In 
this Directory 

everyone was thinking of home, a woman, 
who had appeared previously, came into 
the room from the reception parlors be- 
neath, and demanded to know if she was 
to have anything to eat. 

Misunderstanding her question to also 
mean she hsd not been paid, Sam H. 
Harris passed around a hat, collecting $50, 
with which she was told to go and buy a 
good ham sandwich. 

Asked for her name, she gave a card 
reading: "Mollis. Lewis, the singing and 
original musical soubrette, 62 West 132d 
Street, New York." 


A test of the vaudeville agent seems to 
be the object of Digby Bell's proposed 
vaudeville venture. Up to date, Mr. Bell 
has had three firms or more of agents 
working in his behalf to secure contracts, 
with nothing resulting as yet. As late as 
last Monday, the third agency was offering 
the comic opera comedian to the market. 

LYRIC (H. M. Miller, mgr.).— Week 28: Ehren- 
dHil Bros., equilibrists, first class; Russell sod 
Cburcb, tickle; Rogers and Mcintosh, pleasing; 
Ross Roma, rlollnlste, 111, replaced by Hayes and 
Wynne, hit; Mleskoff Troupe, whirlwind dancers. 
headline™, and caused sensation; J. J. Wilde, HI. 
"°"K- LEE J. LOGAN. 


MARY ANDERSON (J. L. Weed, res. mgr.).— 
De Witt, Burns ft Torrence, headlined, clerer 
act; Ed. Larlne, juggler, splendid; Warren and 
Blancbard. well -reeeieed; Two Vidians, sharp 
shooter** sensational ; Marcarts' Dogs, Tie eras- 
ers and Stuart and Keeley complete tbe bill.— 
BUCKINGHAM (John Whallen, rogr.).— "Star 



FAMILY (E. F. McAtee, res. mgr. ) .— Taneen. 
Felix and Claxon, comedy musical, good; Theo 
and her Dandies, good; Nelrose Brothers, norelty 
acrobats, good; De Lisle, juggler, received much 
applause; Geo. A. Steer, HI. songs, good. 



MARION (H. 8. Vail, mgr. Monday rehearsal 
10). — The Bennington Company, sensstlenal snd 
great bit; Jean Moeremans, musical, successful; 
Herbert and Vance, mualcal, good; Ida Howell, 

singing. BIJOU DREAM (H. Willis, mgr.).— 

Barron, musical; J. Bdson Bels, Tocallat; Basel 
Terry, songs; Ooldle Cole, planlat; pictures.— 
NICKELODEON (8am Rosenberg, mgr.).— Holt. 
equilibrist; Dentmont, songe snd pictures. 
LYRIC (Roy McAllister, mgr. ) .— Picture* and 











"Bumpty Bumps 







Time all Sited. 

147 w. mm St, M. T. Olty. 

Clarence Sisters 

Solid. Direotiea AL MATER. 




Boo'vcd Solid 

Till Feb. 


Character Singing and Dancing. 



Addiess care VARIETT. 



266 W. 97th St., New York. 
•Phone 8188 Riverside. 

Tho Really Funny Monologist, 


Still on the Theatrical Platform. 


And " Pickaninnies. " 

Direction of M. S. PENTHAM. 


111! 5 

Addreaa, FRANK MA JOR, 




Strongest Sins-fas Act in Vaudeville. 

Magnificently Costumed. 


Ritter and Foster 


Address care SOMER A WARNER. 
1 Tottenham Court Bond, London, Ens. 

ALT. T. WILTON, Am erioan A gent. 

Hare jnst finished their engagement on the 
Maurice Boom Circuit nod open Monday, April 
6th, on the Moaart Circuit. Hare signed for 
next season with Frank B. Carr's Thoroughbreds. 





A Story In 


Bob Van Osten 







With MAY TULLY IN "Stop, Look and Listen" 



In mirthful acrobatics with "WORLD BEATERS." 




En route Robie's "Kniokerhookers." 

It lnn't tho name that makea tho act— 
It'a tho act that makea tho name. 


joke a 










A-fted by MME. NELLO 



Imb » Oflbert 

With "Moonlight Maids. 


Managers and Producers 

Apply to 


For use of her Patented Fire Effects. 
Address ltd Alexander Am, How York Oity. 

Rice «- Cohen 

Preaantiag "A Bachelor Wife.** 


Ryan-Richfield Go. 






Agent, ALF. T. WILTON. 




Netta Vesta 


Keith Circuit 
Adrees care VARIETY. 

Comedy Bar Casting Act 



Direction GEO. H0MAN8. 

A Good Singer of Good 


Direction of JAMES J. MORTON. 

Lillian Franklin 

Prinoipal Boy with Fred Irwin's "Majesties" 
Open for engagement after April 11. Address care VARIETY, Chicago Office. 

Wanted for Summer Stock 



LAFAYETTE THEATRE, Buffalo, H. Y. I BIJOU THEATRE, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Sheppard Camp, Company Mgr. Joe Leuch, Company Mgr. 


En Route or 
Empire Circuit Office, 1402 Broadway, Hew York City. 


Chinese Magicians 


Tho only white artists in tho world portraying the Chinese character with Marvellous Acouracy. 
Woeh April 6, Savoy, Hamilton, Ont, Canada. Address VARIETY, Chicago Offioe. 


It's great, superior in every way to "The Smash-Up."— The Verdict 



^^^ HERBB RT __^^_^ 


Presenting AARON HOFFMAN'S Masterpiece, entitled — HELD UP M * cleaeie tn •*■*•• For Sale: "A Smash-Up la Chinatown," Scenery and Act complete. Address VARIETY. 

U7Lja ■■iwiais ii adii^ timmmtmrntm I Am Jim — ~~* *—— Viitnr 

WW ^^Ww w»*^w^w ^Wwm ^^m f w^n ...vwt^v^ Jnlraty InlVtlv. W ASIS1 m • 









Can furnish you with all the best acts you want 


"I nmimbtr your oourtesy to me when tilling two jmii SgO, and am adviaing all my frlsnda 
to took their iMRRft through you." (Signed) CHARLES LEONARD FLETCHER. 

If you art goto* to Europe write or 'phone an* lot mo arrange everything for you. 


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Established 1880. 


Foreign Subscription, 
8/ lOd. per Quarter. 

May be obtained at Samuel French's, tS -84 West 88nd Street, How York. 
ARTISTS VD3ITTNO ENGLAND are cordially invited to register at "The Stage" offlceo imm- 
diately upon their arrival. The Editor of "The Stage" will always be pleased to weloome them. 
Advance notice* of sailings and opening dates should he posted to the Editor. When en artist haa 
registered at "The Stage" omce, which may he regarded as his permanent London address, all cor- 
respondence will he immediately forwarded. 

London Offloes: It York ft, Cerent Garden, London, W. 0, 


Representing tret class managers of Eastern and Wee tarn vaudeville th ea tr es, vaudeville headllners, 
novelties, big acts. Bend your open time. Address W. F. HENDERSON, Proprietor and Manager. 
CHAS. H. DOUTRICK, AasUtant Manager. F. Q. DOYLE, Representative. 


V. Clark and Kinxie Sts., CHICAGO 
45 Seconds from Clsrk St. Bridge. 

SID 7. ETJSON, Leasee and Manager. 

Flaying in bureleaque attractions of the Colum- 
bia Amusement Company. Matinee every day. 

Amateur night Frid ay. 




Handsomest and safest burlesque theatre In 
America. Playing Empire Circuit Shows. Matinee 
Every Day. 

Visit the new Rathskeller Downstairs. 

The best In the West. 


Up-to-date writer with up-to-date ideas. Char- 
acter, Jewish, Hang, Protean, Italian acts, etc. 

Author: "The Marriage Foe," "For the Lov» 
of Mammy," "The Call of the Blood." "Stage 
Struck," "Behind the Footlights." 
Eigh grade vaudeville acta and monologues a 

100 West tilth St., V. Y. City. 


State Street near Congress 


John A. Fennessy, Manager. 

The moat popular burlesque theatre la Chicago. 
playing the attractions of the Empire Circuit. 
Nothing hut . the heat. Two shows every day. 
Amateurs Friday. 


Vaudeville Circuit. 


All communications to Edward Moiart, Main 
Omce, Family Th eatre, Lancaster. Pa, 


Sketches from the pen of Horwlts are the best 
in vaudeville. Order your sketch, monologue or 
lyric from the author of those great hits now 
being played by Frederick V. Bowers A Co., 
Harry First A Co., Oracle Emmet t A Co., Chad- 
wick Trio, Henry and Young, Coombs and Stone, 
Le Roy end Clayton, Somen and Storks and over 
one hundred other big successes. 
CHARLES HORWITZ, 108-104 W. 18 th St, V. Y. 

Mark-Stern Building. 


14th St., 8d At. Continuous, 20 A 80 Cts. 





Marion ft Deane. Sherman's Dogs. 

Caldera. The Mosarta. Nat Jerome ft Co. 

J. W. Sherry. Leonso. Sophie Taylor. 

Mile. Zoar, and Many Others. 

VICTORIA ssslf"™ 5 

Open the Year Around 



MARTIN BECK, General Manager. 
FRANK VINCENT, N. Y. Representative. 

All Applications for Time Must be Addressed to 

O. E. BRAY, Brooklyn Manager, 
Majestic Theatre Bldg., Chicago, HI. 



If you have an open week you want to All at 
abort notice, write to W. L. DOCKSTADER, 

Ca rrlck Tkeatre. WUsnlagtea. DeL 

Can close Saturday night and make any city east 
of Chicago to open Monday night. 



Percy G. 






Nov York 



BOTHAM East Now York 

AMrtu all PERSONAL letters to 

New E mpire 

Madison Sires! Near H-lsf erf 



Handsomest bureleaque house in America, play- 
ing Empire Circuit attractions exclusively. 
Showa changed every Sunday. .Matinees daily. 


WANTS Chorus Girls, Burlesque. Muaioal Comedy and Dramatic People all lines. MANAGERS we 

°*. n a?f ■ 3 ? U 5..!? q ? lireme . at *:- AddreM HE^n-LE EDWARDS, Mgr., this department, Room SS,' 110 
LA SALLE STREET, CHICAGO. -«~«- •»>» **» 


OAYBTT (S. R. Simons, mgr.). — "Bowery Bur- 
lesque rs," good performance. STAR (F. Trott* 

man, mgr.). — "Tiger Lilies," good performance. 
CRYSTAL (F. Winters, mgr.).— Frank Mil- 
ton and Do Long Sisters, hit; Vedder snd Catharyn 
Gibson, good; Cycling Zenoras, pleasing; Lock- 
wood and Bryson, clever; Edward Wheeler, song; 
Pictures. JEROME HENRY. 


orpheum (O. B. Raymond, mgr.). — Bernler 
and Stella, alng and dance; Lillian A pel, stun- 
ning; Gertrude Mansfield and Company, rattling 
good; Agnes Mahr, costume dances well; Kennedy 
and Rooney, hllarlouo eccentric skit; Six English 
Rockera, a "girl act" do luxe; Pour Parroa, 
strong. LEWIS. 


LYRIO (G. Neubrlk, mgr. Rehearsal Monday, 
10).— Week 23: Pollard, juggler, clever; Billy 
Durant, playa Chinese instruments as gracefully 
as muslciana play upon every day Instruments; 
Will H. Cross, hit; Count De Bula and Brother, 
cyclists, good; Al. Jolson, blackface comedian, 
beet ever here; Silvers, assisted by Artie Nelson 
the acrobat, wins rounds of applause. NAN. 


FAMILY (H. A. Sodlnl, mgr.). —Abe La Vlgne, 
good; Bradley and Leon a, good; "Redpath's Nap- 
nee," good. PAUL HBIMBECK. 

THEATRE ROYAL (Oliver McBrlen, mgr.).— 
"The Champagne Girls" BurleaquerS. 


good; The Osaos, Jugglers, excellent; Han la 
Beauregard and Company, best of bill; songs snd 
pictures. FULLER. 


BENNETT'S (R. H. McVesn, mgr.).— Bill thla 
week la very good and la made op of the follow* 
log: "A Night with the Poets"; Bmtr. moslcsl 
horse; Rial to Quartet; Terley. human atstns; Paul 
Oonchae, Edna Ruby, and Boyce and Blaek.— 


STAR (Ray Andrews, mgr.).— Talford Sisters, 
singers and dancers, good; Oracle Desgon, sou- 
brette, took well; Edwin H. and Kathyrln Deagon, 
traveaty, caught the house; Ohas. Zuter, ill. songs, 
good; Imperial Musical Trio, hit. 

GEO. riFER. 


GRAND (Geo. H. Hickman, mgr.).— Week 23: 
Llpman and Lewis, two Nashville boys. "A bit 
of Stage Life," headllners and bit; Felix Adler, 
singer, established himself a favorite; The Ren- 
nee Family, character aloglng, good; Franclscos, 
comedy conjurers, one of the most laughable acta 
seen here; Brown and Wllmot did a very pretty 
dancing turn; Frank Voerg, comedy musfcisn, 
excellent, repeatedly encored.— —CRESCENT 
(W. P. Ready, mgr.).— Mile. Lasola, serpentine 
dancer, pleased; Herr Bowman, English magician. 
well received; Blllle Graham, dancer, good; 
Seven Russells, negro minstrels, very good; The 
Cummlnga Trio, songs (fourth week), three to 
five extra songs at each performance. — —CRYS- 
TAL (W. n. Waasman, mgr.).— Beat bill of sea- 
son. Murphy Family, musics), bit; Aimee, ser- 
pentine dancer, went big; Raymond and Maggie 
Lee, rapid-Ore conversationalists, good; EUJsy 
and Clara Smith, travesty, good; Juvenile Smiths. 

sensational aeriallsta, went big. DIXIE (Sude- 

kum A Williams, mgra.). — Songs by Scotty and 

pictures. NOTE.— A borne talent minstrel abow 

will soon be given by the Elks' Lodge. 



OHPHIUM (Geo. W. Lowrie, res. mgr.).— John 
Goss, clever set; The Campbells, musical, eery 


POLI'S (S. Z. Poll, prop.; F. J. Windiscb, 
res. mgr. Monday rehearsal 10). — Little Hip, 
the performing elephant, la the special attraction 
this week and the feats are wonderful; The Ex- 
position Four, comedy musical, very good and 
went big; Laddie Cliff, added feature, received 
much attention all week; McKensi, 8bannon snd 
Compsny, "A Shine Flirtation," received de- 
served plaudits; Barry and Wolford, a big hit 
with tbelr parodies: The Six Little Girls snd 
the Teddy Bear, featuring Everett Scott, Im- 
mense; Camillc Trio, especially good. 

B. J. TODD. 

lor, pleasing; Minnie Kaufmann, clever cyclist; 
Ethel MeDonougb, musical, at her best; Johnnie 

Johns, comedian. NOTE.— Pateron Lodge No. 

60, B. P. O. Elka, held their annual election 
March 31, at which the following officers were 
seated without contest: Albln Smith exalted 
ruler; Orinaby F. Potter, estee led 'ending knight; 
Joseph Falrhurat, esteemed loyal knight; Jamea 
Madden, esteemed lecturing knight; Leo M. Mor- 
ris, secretary; Wm. Van Wagoner, treaaurer; 
C. C. Shelby, tyler; Geo. A. Fischer, trustee; 
Edmund G. Stalter, representative to Grand 
Lodge; John H. Taylor, alternate. 



ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr. Monday 
rehearsal 1). — William Haw trey and Company, 
"Compromised"; Adolpb Zlnk, Three Lelghtons, 
I'ermane Brothers, Roaaire and Doretto, Barry 
and Hal vera and Rockaway and Conway.— 
GREEN WALL (H. Greenwall, mgr.).— Harry Bry- 
ant's Extra vaganxa Co. is the attraction thla 
week. O. M. SAMUEL. 


FOLLY (Monte Jacobs, res. mgr.).— "Rlalto 
Rounders," pleasing entertainment to goodly 
numbers first half week. "The Lady birds" fin- 
ished the week. EMPIRE (H. J. Bruggemann, 

res. mgr.). — Excellent bill to good sized Lenten 
crowds. After the Monday matinee Eddie Kemp- 
son was replaced by The Roses, In a refined sing- 
ing and dancing number. Tom Nawn and Com- 
pany in "Pat and the Genii," scored heavily; 
Favor and Sinclair, In "Hogan's Plata," a 
scream; Chlnko, Juggler, food; Werden and Tay- 


GRAND OPERA HOUSE (Harry Davis, prop.). 
—John Terry and Mabel Lambert, Impersonations 
of English characters, enthusiastic reception; 
Junle McCree and Company, "The Man From 
Denver," alwaya amuse; The La Scala Sextet, 
won applause; Blllle Clifford sings well as ever; 
Mr. and Mra. Mark Murpby, popular and pleased 
Immensely; Carrie De Mar sings some new songs 
very well and made a decidedly popular num- 
ber; Peter Donald and Meta Carson, very clever: 
Winston's Performing Seals, very good animal 
act; The Allisons, Swedish characters, good; 
Leonard and Drawee, The Sisters Delmore, The 
Helstons, Morgan and McGarry complete a hue 
bill, p. S. 0. 


FAMILY (Harry Scott, res. mgr.).— Al Rad- 
nor's Trslned Dogs, hit of the bill; Raymond and 
Hess, comedy sketch, "Country Life," pleasing; 
The Three Jul lens, scrota ts, good; Earl snd 
Bartlett, sketch, clever; The Col tons, eccentric 

cemody, well received. DREAMLAND (Claude 

Westley, mgr.).— Pictures. THE GEef (M. W. 

Bsrly, mgr.).- Pictures. HAVE 11 El MAN. 

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Cowboy and Squaw. 
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PA NT AGE'S (John A. Johnson, mgr.). — Week 
March 23: Regal Trio, featured, went big; Dierick 
Bros., strong, clever; William Spera and Com- 
pany, "Jockey Jones," .excellent; Lambert and 
Pierce, comedians, good; Loretta Boyd, comedi- 
enne, good; But ford and Bennett, pleased; Jesn 

Wilson, ill. songs, well received. GRAND (Jas. 

H. Errlckson, mgr.). — Anita Hesdrie, David Miles 
and Company, "The Marshall, " hit; Hayes and 
Suits, singing and dancing, best ever; Vera De 
Bassini, songs, excellent; The Sldonlas, scream; 
Grace Tempest and Company, clever singers and 
dancers; Lottie Meaney and Company, "The Bow- 
ery Bad," fair; Sadie Seward, ill. songs, very 

good. FRITZ'S (Fred Frits, prop.).— Billy 

Marco, Alice Fairbanks, Dan Hart, Jones and 
Ralvelle, Rose Oilman, Lotta Goldman, Virginia 
Hayden, ..Prof. Morris, Fred Walters, Birdie Dil- 
lard, Jim Roe, The Kellya and Stock. EDI- 
SON I A (Jos. St. Peter, prop.).— Pictures and 


wyn Daniels, mgr.). — Pictures and songs. 

W. R. B. 


KEITH'S (Ohas. Lorenberg, mgr.).— Mile. Zellle 
de Lussan, opera singer, heada one of the sea- 
son's good bills; Claude and Fanny Usher present 
a moat entertaining sketch; Rysn and Richfield, 
comedy sketch, excellent; Geo. Whiting and Mel- 
notte Twins, a lively act, making a- big hit; 
Hill and Sylvtany, a strong feature; Dixie Seren- 
ades, good entertainers; Cbas. R. Sweet shows 
nothing new snd passed with light applause; Tom 
Bsteman, excellent; Herbert Cyril, fair. Among 
the others were Verona Verdi, The Taylors, Fox 

and Grsy and Ed. Foster. IMPERIAL (John 

T. Hill, mgr.).— Edmund Hayes' "The Wise Guy," 
the attraction; an indifferent show. 


ORPHEUM (James • Van Reed, mgr.).— Bon 
Morris, good: Fred Fields. 111. songs, pleased; 
Geo. 8. Banks and Billy 8. Newton, fair; Mys- 
terious F«»ntli;elle: LaVlne Clmaron Trio, well re- 
ceived; Sidney Gibson had some good songs; How- 
ard's Mnslcal Ponies and Comedy Dogs, hit. 

Plenty of laughs. Victor, Mecca. 8tar, Tarlor 

and People's Theatres, ill. songs and moving 
pictures. O- R- H. 


BIJOU (W. A. Rusco, mgr.).— Josephine Gsss- 
man and her "Picks"; Gladys Lillian Carey, 
violinists, won the andlence; Jean Bentley, equi- 
librist, fine; The Adama Brothers, roller skates, 
good; Rose Munro, bagpipes, good. 



ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.).— Week 
23: Hoey and Lea, Hebrew characters; Harry 
Alllsler, impersonating prominent people, well re- 
ceived; The Melsnl Trio, pleasing; Violet Dale, 
headllner, transforming powders Into jewels; Cliff 
Gordon, monologue, was the hit of the evening. 

CRY8TAL (J. H. Young, mgr.).— Week 23: 

Good vaudeville. The Crescent (H. 8. Mills, 

mgr.), snd the Isls (Trent A Wilson, mgrs.), 
seem to have the call on the m. p. patronage. 


LYRIC AIRDOMK (H. H. Hamilton, mgr.).— 
Week 22: Fred. Butler, mimic, big hit; Billy 

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Price, comedian, popular; Ruby Lusby, comme- 
dienne, fine; Price, Cohen snd Lusby, laughing 
success; Ernest Blanks, impersonations, good. 



MAJESTIC (Joe Howard, mgr.).— The Passion 
Play Is being shown. Pearl Stokes snd Viva 
Dunn, ill. songs, excellent; Eagle Quartet, very 

good. GRAND (Dr. J. 9. Hanson, mgr.). — 

Harry Hastings' "French Maids" Burlesque Com- 
pany, March 30, capacity house. The olio con- 
tains Bessie Mackay, clever singer; Slddons snd 
Shea, comedy playlet, very good; Clausen Sisters, 
singing comediennes, excellent; Humes and Lewis, 

comedy acrobats, very good. FAMILY (Oscar F. 

Cook, mgr.). — 'Dramatic offering by the stock com- 
pany. Vaudeville specialties between the acts by 
Clifford Mlnues and H. B. Marshall and C. D. 

Worth. STAR (Brengsrtner ft Trautlein, 

mgrs.) . Pictures. THEATORICM (Charley 

Reark, mgr.).— Picture*. ROYAL (Gillsrd 

Brothers, mgrs.). — Pictures. DOC. 


FAMILY (W. D. Nellds, mgr. Monday re- 
hearsal 10). — Hickman Bros, snd Company, "The 
Detective Detected," good act with many laughs; 
Harry Brown, singer and cartoonist, good; 
Frsns, Cog*»well snd Fran*, comedy cycle act, 
excellent; Bernice and Her Mascot, singing, fslr; 
Ed. Duukhorst and Company, "Her Boy Butter," 
very good. MILLER. 


WASHINGTON (Geo. B. Blakeslee, mgr.).— 
Week March 23: Alpha Trio, hoop Jugglers, good; 
Three Walton Brothers, "In Camp," well received; 
Musical Bennetts, very good; Clara Thorpp, songs, 
a hit; Ascott-Eddy Trio, acrobatic comedy, 
pleased; Porter J. White and Company, "The Visi- 
tor," excellent. PANTAGES (B. Clarke Walker, 

mgr.). — Mantel I's Marionettes; Orville and Frank, 
equilibrists, good; Polk and Collins, banjolsts, 
pleased; Frank Clark, monbloglst, very good; 
The Three Kuhns, flue. J. J. HUGHES. 


POLI'S (Gordon Wrlghter, res. mgr.).— Alcide 
Capita hie made a very good opening number; 
La Viola, acrobatic dancing, good; Bradlee Mar- 
tin Company, "Jess, Jack and Jerry," bring out 
a good many laughs; Clark, Bergman and Ma- 
honey, responded to seversl encores; Blnns, Blnns 
snd Blnns had the house in uproars with their 
hilarious comedy; Jsck Wilson snd Company 
took well; Our Boys In Bins closed and 

scored strongly. Bijou, Nelson snd Elite, 

capacity houses with pictures snd songs. 
NOTES.— Billings snd Stanton, two local boys, 
are rehearsing a new act to be brought out soon. 
— A merry wsr is going on between the Nelson 
snd Bijou, escu trying to outdo the other In 
the number of singers. So far the Bijou seems 
to hsve the lead, this week having four, while 
the Nelson has three. 


LYCEUM (Anthony, Geronimo, mgr.). — Rey- 
nolds snd Page, Irish comedians, went big; Mo- 
sarto, double musician, none better; Lou Hilton, 
character sketch, a hit; Kentucky Rosebuds, 
pleased; Armagh O'Donagbey, Irish baritone, 
well received; Ray V. Murray, ill. songs, excel- 
lent voice. NEW STAR (Tony Esposlto, mgr.). 

— Lewis and Young, comedians, good; Dolly 
Harger, comedienne, pleased, as did Sadie O'Neil, 
comedienne; Edwards snd Kernell, sketch, very 
good; Scofleld, juggler, one of the best. FAM- 
ILY (Herrlck A Bloom, mgrs.). — Closed this 
week. A. T. Baker's Vaudeville Troupe billed for 

next week. VAUDEVILLE (Anthony Geronimo, 

mgr.).— Pictures. PACIFIC (I. Silverman, 

mgr.). — Pictures. NOTE. — Mr. Geronimo prom- 
ises Stamford one of the finest "three-a-day" 
theatres in Connecticut when the Lyceum Is re- 
modeled. HARRY KIRK. 

LYRIC (Jack Hoeffler, gen. mgr.).— Good busi- 
ness. Wm. H. Wlndom, blackface, very good; 
Faust Bros., musical, good; Chapman Sisters and 
Pickaninnies took the place of Vnili and Boyd, 
opening Monday night, singing and dancing, good. 
Allen Welghtman, clay modeler, very good, took 

place of The Tanakas. VARIETIES (Jack 

Floeffler, gen. mgr.).— Burton and Brooks, knock- 
out; Berry and Berry, good; Salvall, good; Leon- 
ard Kane, fine. ROSS GARVER. 

EMPIRE (Abe Shapiro, mgr.).— Al Reeves' 
"Besnty Show." Show good and brightly cos- 
tumed. SYDNEY WIRE. 


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SHEA'S (J. Shea, mgr. Monday rehearsal 10). 
— Maude Hall Macey and Company, good in a 
strong playet; Al Leach and the "Rosebuds," 
clever; Lind, excellent; Leon Rogee, fair; Car- 
lyle Moore, Ethelyn Palmer and Company, good; 
Mareena, Nevaro and Mareena, pleaded; hew 
picture:;; big business. STAR (F.~ W. Stair, 
mgr.).— "The High Jinks" held forth to fair- 
sised audiences. The Three Vaochy Girls, Best- 
rice Uarlowe and Company and two added fea- 
tures, the Fhre Plroscoffts, Jugglers, ' snd the 
Gans-Heruiau fight pictures made good.— — > 
GAYBTY (Thoa. R. Henry, mgr.).— The old fav- 
orites, The Rents-Santley Co., headed by the 
peerless queen of burlesque, Msy Howard, drew 
bumper houses all week, and Manager Tbos. 
Henry wore the smile which won't come off. 
Collins and Hart scored strongly with their act 

and this wss an extra feature. NOTES.— 

The annual benefit of the T. M. A. was held at 
the Royal Alexandra Theatre Friday afternoon 
and was s big success. All the companies in 
town contributed talent. — "When sbsll we three 
meet again?" was exemplified at the Gayety Thea- 
tre this week, where the ever green Reutz Santley 
Co., which, like Tennyson's brook, keeps running 
ou forever, is drawing capacity business. The 
chsriniug burlesque queen, May Howard, wno 
beads the company; Abe Levvitt, the proprietor, 
and Resident Manager Thomas R. Henry, the 
man with ideas which are being widely copied 
all over the burlesque circuits. A few years ago 
(s little over seven) May was cavorting in the 
merry ine.ry of the Rentses; Abe wss the some- 
times truthful sgent. and Tom the bustling song 
book pusber with the troupe. Since then the 
three have buried their awful past and climbed 
up the ladder of life to the top. 


TROY. N. Y. 

PROCTOR'S (G. A. Graves, mgr. Mondsy re- 
hearsal 10). — "Commencement Dsy st West 
Point," with Mst Garner, formerly of this city, 
snd Miss Ella Snyder, In tbe leading roles, was 
well received; Hllbert and Warren, pleased. 
Others on the bill sre Dave Lewis, German com- 
edian; The Country Choir, singing; Marie Dumas 
and Company, "January First"; Belle Hathaway 
and her troupe of trained monkeys, snd J. War- 
ren Keane in sleigh t-of -hand tricks.—' — LYCEUM 
(R. H. Keller, mgr.).— "Strolling Players" appear 
here for the first half of the week. Watsoa's 

Burlesquers fill out the last half. NOVELTY 

(W. J. Fleming, mgr.).— Pictures. 


GAYETY (W. 8. Clark, mgr.).— "The Lid 
Lifters," a pleasing burlesque organization, sre 
here this week. The bur let t as are "Ob! What a 
Night," aud "Tbe Devil Dodger," which, seemed 
to plesse the patrons of this house. The corned- 
inns are John Jess, Lee Hickman, Frsnk Collins, 
Frsnk Wakefield and Ben Walker. The female 
portion includes Hattle Mills. Tbelma Alton and 
Maud El 1st on. All work well. Tbe vaudeville 
portion Includes: Coll Ion and La Belle, dancers, 
good; Kelly and Bartlett, knockabout comedians, 
laughable; Hattle Mills, eh an tense eccentrlque, 
well liked; Wakefield and Walker, comedians, 
scored; Captain Gaston Borderverry In rifle shoot- 
ing, extrs sttrsctlon, big hit. NEW LYCEUM 

(Eugene Kernan, mgr.).— Campbell A Drew's 
"Avenue Girls," In "Tom, Dick snd Hsrry," 
s musics! farce, are billed this week. The prin- 
cipals are Joseph Emerson, .John, Hanson and 
Dave Conrov, three clever comedians. The female 
portion is led by Llbby Blonde!!, Carrie Thomas, 
Jcanette Sherwood. The musical numbers are all 
pretty and well arranged. Between the acts sev- 
eral specialties are Introduced by Rose and Ellis. 
Mbby Blondell amused tbe audience for fif- 
teen minutes. BILLY BOWMAN. 


BIJOU (O. W. Hesselgrsve, mgr.).— 111. songs 
snd pictures; Ruth Irwin, contortionist, phenom- 
enal; David Vonde, crayon artist and comedian, 

good. STAR (W. P. Landes, mgr.). — Arthur 

Borland, 111. songs; Edna E. Bristow, soubrctte, 
excellent; Norman Weyand, song and dance spe- 
cialty, very good. WONDERLAND (W. P. 

Landes, mgr.). — 111. songs and pictures; American 
Newsboys' Trio, very good; F. A. Chagnon, mimic, 

a hit. THEATORIUM (J. Rothsteln, mgr.).— 

Pictures. Orpheum Thestre is dark this week. 



WONDERLAND (H. C. W. Rogers, mgr.).— 
Onettl Sisters, gymnasts, striking scrobats; How- 
ard and DeLeon, novelty equilibrists, very well 
received; Elliott snd Harrison, singing snd danc- 
ing, very novel; special scenery; Little Garry 
Owens and Compsny, very good; John Rellly, 
hoop rolling set, well liked. C. M. H. 


ORPHEUM (E. J. Donnellan. mgr.).— Week 
March 23: Rlalto in "The Artist's Dream," ex- 
cellent; H alien and Fuller, "Election Bets," riot; 
Connors aud 'Aldert, comedians, very good; Tbe 
Two Roses, musical, fine; Leo. Cooper and Com- 
pany, In "The Price of Power," hit; John Van 
Syckle, ill. song, good. PANTAGB'S (O. A. Cal- 
vert, mgr.). — Bee Sisters, well received; Arthur 
Houston and Company, juggler, fine; McGloln and 
Shelley, singers and dancers, very good; Murphy 
and Wlllard, excellent; B. B. Vincent, 111. songs, 


POLI'S (J. C. Criddle, mgr.).— Red ford and 
Winchester, burlesque juggling, went well; Wil- 
lie Weston, singing comedian, made good; Ohas. 
B. Ward, Katherlne Klare and Company, "The 
Twin Flats," went big; Lynns and Psrker, musical 
and singing, caught the audience; Fa rrell -Taylor 
Trio. "The Minstrel Man," was full of life; 
Emma Cams, comedienne, good; Wills and Hasssn, 
equilibrists, did some very clever work. 



LYRIC (Frank Baker, mgr.). — Wayne O. Christy 
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APRIL 11, 1908. 



The "Popular Price" End of "The Syndicate" May 

Use Houses for Variety Shows Next Season. 

'Popular Price" Business Not Flourishing. 


Indirectly it becomes quite evident that 
Stair A llavlin, the theatrical firm con- 
trolling the "popular price" amusement 
field, are seriously considering the use to 
which certain of their theatres may be 
put in the employment of variety shows, 
and the indications are Stair & Havlin 
incline very strongly just at present to 

It has been repeatedly stated of late 
that the waning season has been a disas- 
trous one for the "popular price" attrac- 
tions playing the Stair & Havlin time. 
The firm directs and operates about 200 
theatres in the United States and Canada, 
covering all the principal cities and towns 
of both countries. It is bound to "the 
syndicate" by written agreement. 

It has been commonly talked about that 

any number of their houses in the larger 

cities were on the market, and at one 

time it was said a combination would be 

effected with William Morris, giving that 

organizer of an independent vaudeville 

chain a complete circuit of houses at 
once. Mr. Morris denied any deal of the 
sort was in contemplation, and he is not 
connected witn this latest report. 

Other rumors of the possible purchase 
of the entire Stair & Havlin business have 
been going the rounds, but nothing de- 
veloped. With only two classes of shows 
bringing a steady profit for the past five 
months, Stair & Havlin have hit upon the 
burlesque "wheel" scheme as a possible 
remedy, being debarred by "the syndicate" 
agreement from encroaching upon the "$2" 

Inquiries have been quietly made re- 
garding the burlesque end of theatricals, 
and these queries have reached the inan- 

agrs who compose the opposition East* 
era and Western Burlesque Wheels. 

Little belief is placed in any reports 
that Stair & Havlin will try vaudeville. 
This is looked upon as quite out of the 
range of happenings, but that the bur- 
lesque business might be taken a fling 
at has many believers. 

A number of the plays and players now 
in musical pieces on the Stair & Havlin 
time are thought to be in contemplation 
by the firm for a class of entertainment 
to be termed "Better Burlesque" at the 
same scale of prices now prevailing at the 
regular wheel houses. An announcement 
of a character to indicate as much will 
not surprise the wheel managers. 

The Western and Eastern Wheels have 
had this season seventy -four burlesque 
shows travelling over its circuits, and 
the prospect for next season is that they 
will have eighty. In a large majority of 
the cities played, the two wheels oppose 
each other, and in a great many of the 
towns, looses are said to accrue to both 
sides by reason of this situation. 


Chicago, April 9. 

The annual meeting of the executives 
of the Orpheum, Kohl & Castle and An- 
derson -Ziegler interests was held in the 
Majestic Theatre building. Among those 
present were Martin Beck, M. Meyerfeld, 
Jr., C. E. Kohl, George Castle, John J. 
Murdock, George Middleton, M. C. Ander- 
son and H. M. Ziegler. 

Nothing of importance leaked out. 


If the Rogers Brothers play vaudeville 
it will cost the vaudeville managers 
$5,000 weekly, say the German comedians, 
so the "if" will stand far awhile yet. 


B. A. Myers, agent for Collins and Hart, 

who were reported last week to have 

received the first contract for a native 
act issued by William Morris for next 
season, entered a denial this week. 

Mr. Myers stated no contract had been 
received by the act, nor had they signed 
any issued by the Morris office. En- 
gagements for next season, said Mr. 
Myers, were for abroad only, which would 
have to be set back before other time 
could be accepted. 


Chicago, April 0. 

For three weeks preceding the engage- 
ment of Nat Wills, at the Columbia, St. 

Louis, the management hit upon an idea 
to advertise the comedian by having his 
picture thrown on the moving picture 
screen. A special slide was made for 
that purpose. 

When Mr. Wills received his salary for 
the week on Sunday last, he found a slight 
deduction in the amount, with a receipt 
for 30 cents, charging him up with the 
Cost of the slide at 10 cents a week. 


The Hungarian Boys' Band, a foreign 

musical organization, will play in America 

for the first time on June 8 at the Fifth 

Avenue Theatre. 

Pat Casey placed the number this week. 
Some time in vaudeville will be spent by 
the thirty-three youthful players who 
compose it, and the band will then take 
to the open air resorts. 


Richard Hoffman, professionally known 
as Dick Tracey, has not been heard from 
since last Sunday. His friends and the 
White Rats are making a search to ascer- 
tain his whereabouts. Any information 
should be forwarded to the Rats' head- 
quarters immediately. 

Mr. Tracey left his home, 232 East 14th 
Street, on Sunday, with $200 on his person, 
ostensibly to check baggage at the Grand 
Central station. Since leaving the house 
he has not been seen nor heard from. 


The New York Sullivan-Oonsidine ofl&oe 
announces that the circuit hat taken over 
the Wigwam Theatre, San Francisco, for* 
merly run as a vaudeville house by the 
Western States Managers' Association. 

The first 6L-CL bill playing this week it 
made up of Henri French (his opening 
week on the circuit), Marco Twins, Pekin 
Zouaves, and Marzella'e birds. 

It was reported that the Sullivan-Oonsi- 
dine people had also secured another house 
in Oakland, but this could not be verified. 


Vesta Victoria will end her season at 
the Orpheum, Omaha, week May 10, re- 
turning direct to New York from that 

The Englishwoman is playing under a 
Klaw A Erlanger contract which will then 

A week of vaudeville at Atlantic City 
may again be tried by her as the star, 
after which she will return home. Her 
plans contemplate a return visit early 
next season, and it is believed she will 
reappear as a star in the legitimate 

Omaha is the most Western point Miss 
Victoria has penetrated in the United 

Next week Miss Victoria is the heavily 
carded feature at the Majestic, Chicago, a 
house which has not made it a standing 
rule to advertise any of its acts heavily. 

In the preliminary announcement of the 
English singer's appearance there the 
management says: "For the first time in 
a Chicago vaudeville theatre which was de- 
signed for and is exclusively devoted to 

Miss Victoria appeared twice at the 
Auditorium here, when that large play- 
house was operated by Klaw & Erlanger 
as one of the firm's chain of vaudeville 


For the first time since the Temple, De- 
troit, opened for vaudeville (ten years 
ago), it will be closed three weeks this 
summer for necessary repairs. 

The work will commence July 6. The 
Temple will reopen July 27. 


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A large number of the shows bow ap- 
pearing on. tip popular priced circuits will 
be made ovelr^Nfcligg - the summer and 
placed in the burlesque ' wheels for next 

"Happy Hooligan" wiH be one. It will 
be slightly revamped and an olio inserted 
between the acts. The original organisa- 
tion will travel in /Australia,' "In Gay 
New York" will also be seen in the houses 
of the Eastern Wheel. 


Philadelphia, April 9. 
Evidently all musical directors of bur? 
lesque organizations are not of the same 
trend of mind regarding the extra labor 
involved for the "Chorus Girls" night. 
Neil Sullivan, the leader of "The Ken- 
tucky Belles" at the Trocadero last week, 
said, referring to the story in Variety 
last Saturday of the Eastern Wheel musi- 
cal- men objecting to overwork, that he is 
nappy to have something turn up to re- 
lieve the continual grind of playing the 
same music nightly ' for forty-two weeks. 
' 'Mr. Full! van 'says- the' "Chorus Girls" 
or any* extra attraction requiring different 
music, is modi welcome to him. Mr. Sul- 
Tivari added' a« a -recipe: ■ "Let I hem go and 
play at Coney* Island, and get a good va- 
riety experience. Most ©four best vaude- 
ville leaders graduated- from there." 


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Lambert were playing at Castor's, Barry 
Cad le, the 'London agent, who was in New 
York at that time as representative for 
Oswald Stoll, the big English manager, 
saw them, booking the act on the other 
side for eight weeks. They remained 
over there eight years, in "A Bit of East 
Side New York Life." 

Mr. Terry and Miss Lambert's like- 
nesses are on the front page, two of Mr. 
Terry's being in character. They have re- 
turned from the foreign travels, and are 
reappearing in American vaudeville at the 
Colonial this week. Mr. Terry claims 
San Francisco for his home; Miss Lam- 
bert, San Jose. , 

A series of character sketches coming 
under the head of "English Types Seen 
Through American Eyes" is jthe present 
Terry -Lambert offering. 



One Gebhardt, a maker of properties, 
has made Gus Edwards defendant in a 
suit to recover the cost of making a 
papier-mache mule for one of Edwards' 
vaudeville acts, afterwards refused by 
Edwards on the ground that it was not 
the sort of mule he wanted. 

The transaction and Edwards' brutal re- 
fusal to harbor the mule is discussed with 
the dignity of an international treaty in 
the papers filed in court, but the reason 
for Edwards' unaccountable dislike to 
Gebhardt's mule is not clear. The cre- 
ator of the "prop" declares with passion- 
ate conviction that the mule was in every 
respect a proper animal of workmanship 
and antecedents beyond question. , How- 
ever, when the animal is mentioned it is 
described as "said mule" in the maker's 
affidavit, and this may have had some- 
thing to do with its rejection from re- 
fined vaudeville. 


With the opening of next season, Mon- 
treal will fill in the present open week 
left on the Eastern Burlesque Wheel, 
caused by the withdrawal of the Wheel 
from Scranton and Bayonne. 

For next week, Sam Scribner's "Big 
Show," which would have "laid oft*" 
otherwise, will close up the time by play- 
ing in Trenton and Camden. This may be 
followed by other companies until the 
close pf the season, but the dates are not 
regular stopping places for the Eastern 

Youngs town, O., April 9. 
The mystery of the burlesque theatre 
which is to hold forth here has been part- 
ly cleared up by the announcement that 
the Empire will be remodelled and given 
over to a stock burlesque policy. The 
house was formerly a moving picture 
establishment. Already these members 
have been signed for the organization: 
Ed Lowry, Al H. Fox, Jack Lewis, Rob- 
ert. Wright, Ella Caine, Kitty Coleman, 
Nellie Garber, Ida Caine, Blanche Cole- 
man, Catherine Caine and Clarice Temple. 

' " Chicago, April 9. 

Sid , ' J. Euson contemplates running 
vaudeville and moving picture shows at 
his Clark Street theatre during the idle 
burlesque period. 

Mr. Euson, in his house last season, con- 
ducted the bCst burlesque stock company 
ever given in Chicago. 


About May 1 the main- offices of the 
Columbia Amusement Company (Eastern 
Burlesque Wheel), now located in the 
Sheridan Building, will remove to the 
office section of the new Geo. M. Cohan 
Comedy Theatre, at Forty-sixth Street 
and Broadway. 

Sam A. Scribner, Herbert Mack and 
M. Shea will take up their belongings in 
the offices of the company and travel 
with it. 


A verdict of $4,700 was rendered against 
Hurtig & Seamon this week in the Su- 
preme Court by a jury called to decide 
the amount of damages Henrietta Lee 
Morrison was entitled to for breach of 
contract by the firm. 

Miss Morrison alleged she was engaged 
for three years, but upon her refusal to 
wear tights in "Me, Him and I" was dis- 
missed. About $9,000 in all was demand- 
ed. The jury found for her, less the 
amount of earnings she has received since 
the case was instituted. 


Washington, April 9. 

"Sam Devere's Burlesque Show," billed 
to play Washington this week, did not, on 
account of the route sheet of the Empire 
Circuit being changed about. 

"The California Girls" filled the engage- 
ment, and the Devere show is "laying off" 
this week. It will play Baltimore next 
week. "The California Girls" will jump 
to Philadelphia to play the week. 

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Ryan and Richfield have been booked for 
forty weeks next season over the United 


Following the closing of the Star, Scran- 
ton, Pa., as a stand in the Western Bur- 
lesque Wheel, Alf G. Herrington, the 
owner, has sold his Empire Circuit fran- 
chise for that city together with his shew 
"The Lady Birds." His connection with 
the burlesque .circuit ceased Saturday 

The Empire Circuit has taken over the 
show and will operate it as a property 
of the corporation, being either part of a 
newly organized pool, or being handled by 
a member of the organization designated 
by the executive committee. 

Herrington had five weeks still to play 
this season. The consideration received 
by the Scranton manager is unknown. 


Washington, April 9. 
The extra chorus' of twelve girls who 
have been working in Washington and 
Baltimore, changing weekly, was discon- 
tinued last week. It proved .unsuccessful. 
The girls filled the stage, and that is 
about all. They were "green," spoiling 
the work .of the show's chorus. * 


Washington, April 9. 

The managers of all of the theatres in 
this city held an important meeting last 
Friday ih reference to stopping the news- 
papers from asking so many passes each 
week. The papers have been receiving 
four ticketa for each performance, or 
eight passes daily* 

The managers - propose to limit the 
passes in the future. 

The papers have raised the advertising 
rates, and the managers have refused to 
pay it. 


Toronto, April 9. 

Toronto is all stirred up. Is, can, may, 
shall or will a damage suit hold good 
when an "amateur" has received "the 

That is what bothers Toronto's ama- 
teurdom. Manager Thos. R. Henry, of 
the Gayety, is threatened. Mr. Henry 
gives amateurs a chance weekly, and one 
night a nice young man, all dressed up, at- 
tempted to sing. 

The gallery yelled for "the hook." As 
the upper portion of the theatre was mak- 
ing more noise than the singer, to secure 
peace, Mr. Henry ordered that the request 
of his patrons be complied with. 

They do say the amateur got that hook 
good and right. He admits himself every- 
one who formerly knew his proper name 
has forgotten all about him, excepting he 
received "the hook." They all talk about 
it, and the damages will include a bill for 
loss of dignity, loss of clothes, and other 
infractions of what the "amateur" con- 
siders the correct thing. Mr. Henry is 
the Barkis. He sees an "ad." 


Walter Vincent, of Wilmer & Vincent, 
is now in Norfolk. He is very much im- 
proved' in general health, and as soon as 
the weather settles in the North he will 
return to New York. He is expected back 
in a week or ten days. Meanwhile he is 
looking over his firm's Southern proper- 


Chicago, April 9. 

Fred Irwin, who has been in and around 
Chicago since the Star and Garter opened, 
as censor of the incoming Eastern Wheel 
burlesque attractions, resigned, and will 
travel with hit "Majesties." 

Mr. Irwin's "Big Show" will open at the 
Casino, Philadelphia, about June 1, for an 
indefinite period. Mr. Irwin will remain 
in the Quaker City to superintend the 
equipment of his two shows for next sea- 
son. The "Majesties" will be augmented 
and made more elaborate, and the "Big 
Show," Mr. Irwin says, will be a big musi- 
cal production, the largest he ever organ- 
ized, employing fifty people. 



Chicago, April 9. 
Chas. J. Burkhardt, Allen Wightman 
and Williams Sisters have been signed by 
J. A. Sternad for the new Western Wheel 
burlesque show which will be- organis e d m 
Chicago for Herman Fehr, of the Empire 


-Violet Duseth, a dancer in the "Parisian 
Belles" burlesque company (Western Bur- 
lesque Wheel) was married on the stage 
of the- Empire Theatre, Newark, N. J., 
Saturday night, to Rodney M. Shepard, a 
New Yorlr man. • - * 

The ceremony was performed by a local 
justice of the peace in view of. the audi- 
ence just after the last performance of the 
engagement. The couple came to the city, 
the company playing the Eighth Avenue 
this week. ' ' " 

Shepard was introduced . to the dancer 
some months ago by a mutual friend who 
was a candidate for her hand. Since then 
Shepard followed the company about a 
good deal until wedding bells rewarded his 


Lawrence, Mass., April 9. 
The regular vaudeville season at the 
Colonial closes to-night. Next week the 
policy will be moving pictures and three 
acts weekly, until the house is finally 
closed for the season. 



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No. 8. 

Bucicner, the cyclist * will leave in about 
ten days for another European trip. 

The mother of Ijpoii Laski, the attorney, 
died on Tuesday, last, at the age of 03. 

The Seymour Sisters have been com- 
pelled to cancel future time on account of 

Melville and Higgins are playing at 
both Keith's and the Orpheum, Boston, 
this week. 

Villiers and bee., the "sister" act, have 
signed with Clark's ""Runaway Girls" for 
next season. 

Anna and Ettie Conley have been booked 
by Lykens & Levy for 35 weeks of United 
time next season. 

Maurice Goodman, attorney for the 
United, will return from his Southern 
trip on Thursday next. 

Charles Michel, not "Michel Callus," as 
erroneously reported, is the present cashier 
of the Marinelli office. 

Patrice produces her new sketch by Her- 
bert Hall Winslow at W. L. Dockstader's 
Garrick, Wilmington, next week. 

Dick and Barney Ferguson make their 
first Eastern appearance as a team at 
Pastor's April 20, booked by Wilton. 

Earl Gerome, late of Baker and Gerome, 
is appearing as "Zula, the Living Bullet," 
in the new "thriller" at the Hippodrome. 

Norah Bayes joins "Nearly a Hero" on 
Easter Monday, filling the place which 
will have been then vacated by Ethel 

Two productions are in hand by Harry 
Leonhardt to be shown within the course 
of a month or six weeks. Both are 

The engagement of Maude Corbett 
("Stunning Grenadiers") and Charles Em- 
erald (Karno Company) will shortly be 

Hibbert and Warren will spend 40 
weeks on the Western time next season, 
having had their contracts placed by Ly- 
kens & Levy. 

Lee Harrison will leave "The Soul Kiss" 
at the end of the season^ He has ar- 
ranged for vaudeville time next year on 
the United circuits. 

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Claude H. Long, 
of Fort Mayne, Ind., a ten-pound girl. 
Mr. Long is the business manager of Al 
G. Field's Minstrels. 

Bert Breen, who has been resting at 
Saranac Lake for the greater part of the 
winter, has gained ten pounds in weight 

since arriving there. 

W. S. Harvey and Company have fin- 
ished their Klaw & Erlanger contract, 
anil have been booked over the United 
tiie by Alf T. Wilton. 

v Miss Everett and Company in 
branded," a new production "put on" 
by Harry Leonhardt, are playing Keith's, 
Providence, this week. 

Mr. Hymack returned to /England last 
Wednesday. He will show ifver here again 
next season. The Marinelli ofTiee is look- 
ing after the contracts. 

Keno and D'Arville will go over to Eng- 
land with B. Obermayer, who sails on 
April 28. Mr. Obermayer may take with 
him also Rice and Prevost. 

Mabel Russell, formerly of Bruno and 
Russel, has-been cast for a part in the 
CJus Edwards' musical show, which conies 
to the Circle a week from Mondav. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Barry may have a 
new act at the Colonial next week ac- 
cording to the billing for the sketch. Will- 
iam Barry has been added to the cast. 

W. B. Irons and Mildred St oiler (Mrs. 
Irons) have engaged with Weber & Rush 
for next season. Mr. Irons will manage 
the show which Miss Stoller will head. 

M. and Mine. J. Chartieau and T. E. 
Price, formerly of Louise Agoust and Com- 
pany, sail for Paris April 16. They will 
return next season with a new act of their 

The Circle Theatre musical revue is 
scheduled to open out of town Monday, 
with James J. Morton in the leading role, 
George Evans having retired from the 


Ben Harris, former manager of "The 
Gay Morning Glories," has returned to 
that organization, replacing Clarence Bur- 
dick, who managed the show for a few 
weeks this season. 

Stella Martine, formerly with the "Sul- 
tan of Sulu," is soon to enter vaudeville 
in a sketch now being written by Frank 
Tannehill, Jr. Miss Martine will be as- 
sisted by Lolo Yberri. 

The past week was exceptionally quiet 
up to Thursday. Reports indicated slow 
business generally, and less vaudeville 
bookings were entered into than for a 
couple of months back. 

Al Sutherland and his wife (Julie Ring) 
have engaged passage on the "Amerika" 
to sail for Europe on July 2. While on 
the other side, Mr. Sutherland will ar- 
range for his foreign branch offices. 

The Gotham, on East 125th Street (Sul- 
livan & Kraus), is giving a moving pic- 
ture exhibition on Sundays instead of 
vaudeville which formerly obtained on 
that day in the Western Wheel burlesque 

The announcement that Amelia Stone 
will be a principal in "The G'ay Musician," 
a new musical piece, which opens at the 
Garrick, April 20, removes her from the 
possibility of a vaudeville engagement, as 
was reported. 

Percv G. Williams will have a "legit" 

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new act at each of his three larger houses 
next week. Zelie de Lussan appears at 
the Colonial, Yorke and Adams at the 
Alhambra and Billy B. Van and Rose 
Beaumont. Orpheum. 

Ada l*». Deaves and William Baker King 
were married in Manila, Philippine Isl- 
ands, Feb. 12. The Walter E. Deaves Com- 
pany will play several of the towns in 
China containing a European population 
and then go into India. 

J. Percival Hyatt, the English agent, 
has obtained a verdict against the Cottrell- 
Powell Troupe on a commission claim. The 
act claims that it was not able to be pres- 
ent at the trial of the suit and has asked 
to have the case reopened. 

Hereafter the 'Home, Mayo and Juliet 
Burlesque Minstrel Show" will be known 
as "Rome, Mayo and Jolliet Travesty 
Minstrels," with the same personnel as at 
present. The act reaches New York the 
latter end of this month. 

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The Last of the Regiment," a singing 
and comedy act. composed of six people, 
and featuring Alex. Cameron, late of the 
Olympic Four, is a Billy Burke vaudeville 

number which had its first vaudeville 
showing out of town this week. 

Stuart Barnes will appear at the Em- 
pire, London, for eight weeks commencing 
Juno 15 next, booked by Geo. Boaitas 
through Somers & Warner, the London 
agents. The Empire is a Moss-Stoll 
house. Mr. Barnes is reported to have 
"tried out" there one night during his 
visit in London last summer. 

The Six English Belles, with "The G'ay 
Morning Glories," will work with Ave girls 
only for the remainder of the season, 
Ebby Felix, the tallest of the sextette, 
having severed connections with the 
troupe. Miss Felix, who is a daughter of 
the well-known Continental clown Felix, 
sails for Hamburg, Germany, in a few 
days to sign a marriage contract with a 
German naval officer. 

Harry Hanson, the burlesque magic 
comedian, and who, up to three years ago, 
was the comedian of Fields and Hanson, 
is in a critical condition at the General 
Hospital, Boston. Mr. Hanson was re- 
moved to Boston after seven months' con- 
finement at the Cook County Hospital, 
Chicago. He is recovering from nitric acid 
burns, and hopes to be out by summer. 
At present he is helpless, requiring assist- 
ance to move about. 

F. Kitamura left for the other side this 
week. Fred Brant, the general manager 
of the Kitamura enterprises, continues in 
that capacity. Mr. Kitamura will place 
the Osaki Troupe at Buda-Pest while 
he is abroad; also secure further engage- 
ments for the Kitafuki Troupe, another 
of his acts now on the continent. The 
Kit am mas will go out with the Buffalo 
Bill show this season, and the Kit a-Ban/a is 
have been contracted for over the Western 
time next season. 

Salt and pepper sets are the souvenirs 
given to the women in all parts of the 
house attending the performances at the 
Grand Opera House, Syracuse, this week. 
They are of a composition resembling 
china, with stationary tops, being filled 
from the bottom. The sets cost Jules 
Delmar $1.25 a dozen. They were a "job 
lot." The female occupants of the twenty 
cent seats are seeing the show at one-half 
the usual price net to the box office, ac- 
cording to this valuation. Mr. Delmar 
purchased 3,300 sets. 

"The Clipper" made a departure this 
week. It might be called now almost 
"yellow." The deceased had a column on 
"Up to Date Dress Talk." That "up to 
date" is the funniest line "The Clipper" 
ever printed, but, of course, the matter is 
"plate stuff," so the "editorial" end re- 
ceives no credit. "The Clipper" mentioned 
Variety, too, during the discourse on the 
fashions. It said, speaking of dresses, 
"they come in a great variety of shapes." 
And actually the paper used motif a just 
like that. Now, please, Mrs. Clipper, don't 
write the American News Co. a^ain 
threatening to sue for libel because it cir- 
culates Variety with this in it. We are 
going to treat you gently hereafter. The 
American News asked us to. but even the 
News Co. knows vou have a sheet of your 

• a* 

own to answer, although it doesn't know 
you haven't a staff to ffi ite one. 



Alexander Pantages, the young vaude- 
ville Hercules of the Northwest, arrived 
in New York T ast Tuesday, his first ap- 
pearance here. Mr. Pantages is in cities 
in that section of the country which will 
be the scenes of opposition between his 
houses and the newly affiliated Orpheum- 
Sullivan-Considine vaudeville theatres. 
The latter go into action next fall. 

While here it is thought Pantages will 
outline a policy to secure acts of a grade 
which can combat the Orpheum's shows 
and arrange for bookings with that in 

It is said Pantages will build in San 
Francisco and Butte, placing two more of 
his houses as opponents to the Orpheum 
and S.-C. string. 

On Thursday Ed Ackerman, of the 
Western Vaudeville Managers' Associa- 
tion, with which Mr. Pantages' houses 
are associated in the booking department, 
also arrived in town. 



That famous "drunk" of Karno's "Night 
in an English Music Hall," and the lead- 
ing pantomimist of all the Karrio 
comedies, Billie Reeves, has been engaged 
as one of the features for the forthcom- 
ing Ziegfeld revue, "The Follies of 1908," 
to be presented atop the New York Thea- 
tre the first week in June. 

Mr. Reeves will have a role in the piece 
not calling upon him for the delivery of 
any dialogue whatever. 

Up to the time of the opening, Mr. 
Reeves will continue in vaudeville with 
the Karno comedians in his original char- 


A well founded report this week stated 
that Oohan & Harris had secured the 
lease of the Grand Opera House, and 
would take possession with the season of 
'09-'10. The deal was made with Howard 

There had been a rumor that William 
Morris was after the theatre, but it is 
learned Mr. Morris turned down the 
house, when he found it would be neces- 
sary to lease the entire building in which 
the theatre is located. 


Two benefits on a single night fall to 
the White Rats on the evening of April 
26. At the Liberty and New York The 
atres, both given to the organization for 
the occasion by Klaw & Erlanger, a 
vaudeville performance will take place, 
special attention being given to bolster 
up the program for the Liberty, where a 
Sunday show is rare. 

E. F. Albee, of the United Offices, has 
granted permission to any act playing in 
a United house on that date to appear 
at either of the shows, and monster bills 
are expected at each. 

The revue, which was to have been a 
feature, written by Harry Mount tord, 
will probably not be seen, owing to the 
uncertainty of bookings which would per- 
mit of a cast being selected and rehearsed. 


Robert (Bob) Grau has "pulled" another 
"lemon" for the unsophisticated vaude- 
villin.ii. Mr. Grau is an adept at the game 
of handing out the juicy lime. If the re- 
ports are true, this is just a trifle worse 
than the others. 

Last week the agent shipped a show to 
Cummings' Opera House, Fitchburg, Mass., 
a Julius Cahn house. Grau placed the 
show on a 05-35 division, he to receive 65 
per cent, of the gross receipts, and furnish 
the bill. 

The salaries of the seven acts, exclusive 
of the feature, mounted up to $280 on the 
week. The headliner played for ten per 
cent, of Grau's share, with a Grau guar- 
antee of $100. 

Up to Friday night the sl.ow is said to 
have drawn in $625 gross, and Grau is 
reported to have stated that it would be 
swollen to $800 by Saturday's perform- 
ances. On the $800 calculation this would 
have netted him $520, sufficient to pay the 
salaries and incidental expenses, leaving a 

After the Saturday matinee the com- 
pany rebelled, but were advised by the 
house manager to give the night show to 
perfect their claims in order that no tech- 
nicality might be taken advantage of by 
Grau under his contracts. 

This they did, and upon finishing the 
night performance, were handed $50 to 
divide, giving each $4.30 for the week's 
work, barely sufficient to bring them back 
to New York. 

Over the long distance phone, Grau 
promised he would be at his office on Mon- 
day morning to settle everything, but on 
Monday no one in the office of Bellows & 
Gregory, the theatrical agents at 1440 
Broadway, where Grau hangs out, would 
furnish any information as to his where- 
abouts. A black haired young woman who 
seemed tired of her job, snappily answered 
Grau was out when a Variety representa- 
tive called. 

A young woman, one half of a "sister" 
act, who looked inure fitted to nec'.Iiic on a 
hospital cot than go tramping about for 
Grau, said she would lodge a complaint 
with the License Commissioner. Several 
times during the day she had vainly sought 
the agent. The "sister" act had engaged 
for the week for $40, and received $4.30 
along with the others. 


Chicago, April 9. 
Walter Jones, the comedian, married 
Blanche Deyo this week. 


The respectability of Pat Casey, the 
agent, this week was put to the question 
by the telephone operator at Martin's 
restaurant. It had not been decided at 
the hour of going to press. Mr. Casey 
claims he is. 

The query arose innocently. Harry 
Leonhardt, of the United Offices, wished 
to speak to Mr. Casey on an important 
matter Monday noon. Inquiring for him 
in the offices, Mr. Leonhardt was informed 
the agent had gone to lunch. "Call up 
the hotels around here," directed Leon- 
hardt of the United's manipulator of the 
switchboard. Several answered Mr. 
Casey was not a diner, but when Mar- 
tin's was reached, the telephone operator 
asked with her nose in the air: "Repeat 
that name, please." 

"Pat Casey," replied the United. 

"This is a respectable place" was the 
retort, and the transmitter was heard to 
fall with a bang. 


Vaudeville has a bill poster of its own. 
David Robinson, manager of the Colonial, 
is the man who will care for the artists' 
own "paper." Mr. Robinson has organized 
"The Vaudeville Bill Posting and Print 
Agency," with present headquarters at 
242 West 41st Street. 

Arrangments have been made with two 
of the largest bill posting plants in New 
York for the exclusive privilege to post 
the artists' own sheet» in select spots over 
New York and Brooklyn, and Mr. Robin- 
son is going after the business of attend- 
ing to the wants of acts in this direction 
quite strongly. The "Print" portion of 
the agency will turn out the lithographs 
or billing which will be posted by the 
other division, although any paper an act 
may carry will be taken care of. 

Considerable experience in this line at- 
taches to Mr. Robinson's management of 
his new enterprise. Early last Fall Robin- 
son assumed charge of all of Harry Hou- 
dini's own paper scattered about the city 
"circusing" the handcuff king, and has 
handled the billing matter for several other 
artists who have appeared in the city 

Mr. Robinson deems the present the 
moment to step to the fore as "Vaude- 
ville's Bill Poster," as an act billing itself 
nowadays is becoming a common occur- 


Newark, April 9. 
The Newark papers have had reports 
of the old church on Market Street hav- 
ing been taken for a vaudeville house next 
season, playing shows at from ten to 
thirty cents. 

.Considerable space has been given to 
the subject. John P. Martin, treasurer 
of the United Booking Offices, is men- 
tioned as having secured the premises. 
Other United people were after it. The 
repairs will be costly. 


An offer this week made by Harry 
Day, the London agent, through Harry 
Houdini to Frank Gotch, who mastered 
Haekenschmidt in the recent wrestling 
contest, for Gotch to appear in the Lon- 
don halls, was answered by the wrestling 
champion of the world saying engage- 
ments on this side would hold him here 
until fall. 

Hackenschmidt left for home this week. 
He was very popular in England, and is 
reported to have saved $250,000 from his 
earnings there. Gotch is now playing 
with a burlesque show in the West. There 
has been some talk of showing him in 
vaudeville, but it is not looked upon as 
likely. Many stories are afloat regarding 
the wrestling contest. 

This week in Chicago Gotch is the ex- 
tra attraction with the "Reilly and 
Woods" show. He is reported to have ar- 
ranged a scenic production, including 
wrestling, for vaudeville. 


Overtures made by William A. Brady 
for the Fifth Avenue Theatre for next 
season were not entertained by the Keith- 
I'roetor management, and the present 
policy of vaudeville in vogue at the house 
is to be continued, according to the pres- 
ent plans. 


Philadelphia, April 0. 
After the first performance last Mon- 
day afternoon Edna Luby cut out her 
imitation of Alice Lloyd singing the 
"Lovelight" song. Miss Luby using the 
"mirror effects." It is surmised an inti- 
mation was given Miss Luby this would 
be the best course to pursue since Miss 
Lloyd had copyrighted the song and ef- 
fects, besides refusing permission to be 
imitated in it. 

Tom McNaughton, husband and man- 
ager of Alice Lloyd, said this week no 
consent had been asked by or given to 
Edna Luby to imitate Miss Lloyd in any 
of her songs, but that he had been in- 
formed the report from Philadelphia was 
correct, and Miss Luby gave up singing 
the song after the first performance. 

Mr. McNaughton, when asked how his 
attorney, Geo. M. Leventritt, of Leven- 
tritt & Brennan, 115 Broadway, had been 
enabled to copyright the "business" of an 
act not at all connected in any way with 
dialogue or a story, or which could be 
construed as a dramatic production under 
any pretext, declined to go into the mat- 
ter, referring the inquisitor to Mr. Leven- 
tritt, but assuring him the "mirror ef- 
fects" were duly copyrighted, and the re- 
straint of anyone attempting to "lift" 
the "business" would follow the attempt. 

Mr. Leventritt, when seeri, said it was 
purely a legal matter which he did not 
care to discuss. The attorney added there 
was no doubt the "mirror effects" or 
"business" of the song had been fully cov- 
ered by the government issuing the copy- 
rights, and he was prepared to enter any 
court in behalf of his client (Miss Lloyd) 
for the protection of her material. 

The subject of copyrighting or protect- 
ing the "business" of an act where it is 
distinct from a dramatic composition has 
often been under discussion, but as far as 
known no one up to the time of Mr. Leven- 
tritt securing Miss Lloyd's copyrights had 
successfully protected an act in this par- 

Washington, April 9. 
Three copyrights have been issued to 
guard against Alice Lloyd's "Lovelight" 
song and "mirror effects" being copied 
without her consent. They are on rec- 
ord in the office of the Librarian of Con- 
gress. Two of the copyrights, refer di- 
rectly to the "business" of the song, and 
are ingenious in their scope, covering in 
detail the "business" which is aimed for 
in the protection. 


The music publishing house of Charles 
K. Harris has decided to celebrate July 
4 this year on April 20. That day three 
musical pieces open, the publishing rights 
to the music in each being held by 

"The Hotel Clerk," with Elfie Fay in 
the lead, opens at Philadelphia; "Lil 
Mouse," by A. Baldwin Sloane, takes its 
initial dip at Atlantic City, and "The 
Flower of the Ranch" returns to New 
York proper at the Majestic, with Jo<» 
Howard and Mabel Barrison in the traces. 

The last-named piece held forth at the 
West End, Harlem, earlier in the season. 



The opening snow for the eleventh sea- 
son of Hammerstein's Roof Gardens will 
take place on June 1, as per an announce- 
ment made this week by William Ham- 

The official title of the Roof hereafter 
will be "Hammerstein's Roof Gardens." 
Heretofore, the aerial warm weather re- 
sort has been titled "The Paradise Gar- 
dens," but Mr. Hammerstein's has cut 
the "Paradise" through many picnic 
grounds favoring his first selection by 
also using it. 

The portion of the roof immediately 
covering the Victoria Theatre will be en- 
tirely redecorated for the coming sum- 
mer, and the remainder, topping the Be- 
lasco Theatre, is to have many rural fea- 
tures added to the permanent supply of 
"farm" products which have always been 
displayed for the delectation of the 

The foreign features of the initial pro- 
gram, appearing in New York for the 
first time, will be Alexia, the widely 
famed dancer abroad, and the Franco- 
Russian Troupe of dancers. 

Faith invincible is held by Mr. Hammer- 
stein in Alexia, who is the star of the 
bill. During the reign of Genee at the 
Empire, London, the Hammerstein catch 
was the premiere at the Alhambra, the 
other large music hall in the English 
metropolis. For ten years Alexia occupied 
this envied position, and while no claim 
is made that she is a ballet leader of 
Genee's pretensions, Mr. Hammerstein 
does not hesitate to say that Alexia in 
her own and original styles has no equal 
in the world. 

She is the originator of the "Tourbil- 
lon" mode of dance, and this has been re- 
named for New York "The Dance La Tor- 
nado." Alexia, in motion, is a composite 
replica of all the well known dancers of 
foreign countries, combining all from the 
Spanish to the Russian in her movements, 
and adding for variety her own steps. 

Owing to the limited engagement which 
could be accepted over here, the loss of 
time in travel, and the transportation of 
her four assistants, Alexia placed her 
weekly figure at a height which she did 
not believe Mr. Hammerstein would con- 
sider, but the manager, uj>on his recent 
trip abroad, agreed to the terms, causing 
Alexia to become the highest priced for- 
eign dancer ever appearing in America. 

Her act is about twenty minutes in 
length, concluding with a pantomime in 
which her chief assistant, M. Orpheo, is 

Alexia's costumes, Air. Hammerstein be- 
lieves, will be a revelation as well as a 
sensation to New Yorkers. It is the most 
extensive wardrobe he has ever seen. 

The dancer can play a month's engage- 
ment, changing her dress either three or 
four times at each show, and never wear 
the same costume twice. Alexia will re- 
main on the Roof for four weeks. 

During the balance of the summer sea- 
son Mr. Hammerstein has a number of 
important feature acts to present. The 
full complement of the opening bill has 
not yet been wholly selected. 

The Brighton Beach Music Hall, under 
the personal management of Dave Robin- 
son, will open June 15. Mr. Robinson has 
♦ lie seashore house for the summer, play- 
ing vaudeville, booked direct by him. 


The Casey Agency has incorporated. Its 
capital stock is $10,000. The officers are 
Pat Casd*/, president; M. W. Livingston, 
vice president and treasurer; Morton 
Fishel, secretary. 

Mr. Livingston is the confidential man 
for Klaw & Erlanger, and the custodian 
of "The Syndicate's" funds. Mr. Fishel 
is an attorney. 

An April 15 the Casey Agency takes 
|K)ssession of a suite of offices on the 
seventh floor of the St. James Building. 
It will remove to that location from the 
New York Theatre between then and 
May 1. 


Toronto, April 9. 

Maude Hall Macy, who played here last 
week, is still wondering who it was that 
presented her with a pair of shoes over the 
footlights dining her Friday night per 

Miss Macy had just spoken the line, 
"Here's where I lace up me Sorosis," when 
a dainty pair of boots came flying across 
the footlights, and fell at her feet. 

"Gee! I've been handed flowers and 
mash notes aplenty," she gasped, "but this 
is the first time anybody eased me a pair 
of kicks." And the point of the whole 
pleasantry was that the boots fit perfectly. 


In the United States Court last Tues- 
day, Judge Ward declined to sign an 
injunction restraining Gertrude Hoffmann 
from appearing in an imitation of Ethel 
Jackson as 'The hierry Widow." 

Henry W. Savage made the application. 
The justice stated there seemed to be some 
doubt as to Mr. Savage's claim to the 
title, and left it for the higher court to 

On behalf of Miss Hoffmann, it was 
contended "The Merry Widow" had been 
adapted from a play called "L'Attaehe 
d'Ambassade," produced in Paris in 1861. 
According to the afl'davits submitted at 
the hearing, the play in book form has 
been publisheu, and a copy is now at the 
^\stor Library. 

In refusing the temporary injunction, 
the court said: 

"A preliminary injunction should only 
1h» granted on a perfectly clear case, and 
as I have doubts as to the complainant's 
title, the restraining order is vacated and 
the complainant left to prove his rights 
on final hearing." 

The decision caused much comment dur- 
ing the week. 


If the salary point is adjusted to Louise 
Gunning's pleasure. Miss Gunning will 
p'ay vaudeville in and about New York 
whenever the managers are ready. 

While in Chicago. Miss Gunning re- 
ceived several tempting offers from C. K. 
Kohl in person, but preferred to return 
home for a short rest. She is now in the 
city looking over her home, from which 
the singer has been long absent. 


(Iiicago, April 9. 
Alike Bernard and Blossom Seeley had 
their first metropolitan showing at the 
Olympic last week. They are under the 
management of J. A. Sfernad. The act 
will return to the Majestic next week. 


Cleveland, April 0. 

Announcement was made Monday that 
B. F. Keith would build a $125,000 theatre 
on the West Side this summer, to be 
opened probably about October 1, timet. 

The location will be the Wieber prop- 
erty, at the corner of Detroit and Pearl 
Streets. The theatre is planned to seat 
2,200 and it will embody every modern 

The decision to build was reached after 
several fruitless efforts to buy the Ma- 
jestic Theatre. The policy of the new 
house win combine stock with high-class 


Erie, Pa., April 9. 

Cole Bros., the circus proprietors, have 
addressed an offer to Eva Tanguay to tour 
with their outfit this summer as "ring- 
master." The note, which is published at 
length in the local newspapers, mentions no 
terms, but details a host of inducements, 
among which are exemption from parade, 
private dressing tent, all expenses (includ- 
ing maid, hotel bills and a private section 
in sleeping car) and all kinds of feature 

The circus men cite the fact that Fanny 
Rice has considered a proposition from the 
Ringling Brothers to become a clown. 


Philadelphia, April 9. 
The Eleventh Street Opera House, "Du- 
mont's Minstrels," opened as a moving pic- 
ture establishment on Monday of this 
week with the "Passion Play" as the prin- 
cipal offering. The picture show is only 
fqr the Summer season, according to the 
announcement of the management. 


Cleveland, April 9. 
The regular season of the Hippodrome 
will close April 25. The following Mon- 
day Mr. Featkenheuer will install a grand 
opera company there for four weeks. The 
company will be largely recruited from 
the San Remo Opera Company, which was 
brought over here by Russell, of London. 


Albany, April 9. 
The following corporations, with variety 
names among the incorporators, were 
recorded here this week: 

Olpvolnntl TlH'ntre Company. Rnffnlo; rnpltnl. 
$50,000. Directors Join KrHtner, Mi.lm-1 KIu-h 
and William W. WetW, Nuffjilo. N. Y. 

Myors & Levitt. New York (annulment: <1«'- 
vicolo : rupltal. $2,000. Pfnvlors — Montlflor«» O. 
Kalin. f>l> S«tivie\v av«'i»m\ I»njr Branch. N. J.; 
Ffinolair C. Nnssl.atim, l.ftM Seventh Avonno. 
New York, ami Agnet HrHlorman, fl. r >0 Loonnnl 
St root, Nrnnklyn. 

Wllmer 8c Vlnrent. Inc.. Now York; capital 
$l.. r iOO. Directors T>avl<l Stclrihnnlt. 1,181 Bmn<l 
way; Sidney Wllmer ami Max Splojrol. 1402 Broad 
way. Now York. 


Tt looks as though Tim McMahon in- 
tended to become an out and out producer 
by next season. Tie has under way now "The 
Gliding Girls," a new "girl act," which 
will be played entirely in "one," and has 
undertaken the presentation of Maddox 
and Melvin in "The Home of Rest," to 
be placed on the stage next Fall. 

These, together with others Mr. Mc- 
Mahon has in view, will be under his 
management ; also the present acts, 'The 
Pullman Porter Maids." to be made an 
elaborate scenic novelty, and "The Water- 
melon Girls." which Charles W. Shrodcs 


After several unsuccessful attempts, 
the Actors' Union has finally thoroughly 
organized the Hebrew actors of the United 
States into a branch union holding a char- 
ter from the main body. The task was 
made difficult by reason of the existence 
of two rival Hebrew actors' unions. These 
have been merged and are now known as 
the Hebrew Actors' Protective Union. 

This body consists of six sections: legit- 
imate, variety and chorus people in and 
out of New York City. 

The membership roll contains 800 names 
of men and women, thoroughly organizing 
the Hebrew stage in this country and Can- 
ada under the banner of the Actors' Na- 
tional Protective Union. 


Chicago, April 0. 

A revue will occupy the Auditorium 
during the summer. W. D. Nesbitt, who 
prepared "The Girl Rangers" last summer, 
is writing the book. Albert Von Tilzer 
will furnish the music. 

The production will be made under the 
personal direction of George W. Lederer. 


Chicago, April 0. 

A. P. Daniels, of Daniels' Scenic Studio, 
this city, has been appointed chairman of 
the theatres and amusements by the Chi- 
cago Association of Commerce, an organi- 
zation composed of the most influential 
business and professional men in the city. 

The plans of the Association are to 
"boost" amusement enterprises and Chi- 

Mr. Daniels is now endeavoring to in- 
terest a number of well known commer- 
cial firms to support his movement to 
hold a carnival in Chicago on the order 
of the Mardi Gras in New Orleans. 

So far he has met with encouragement, 
and the probabilities are that the Chicago 
Association of Commerce, through Mr. 
Daniels, will promote the affair by next 


Keith's Theatre in Jersey City closes 
for the season to-night. On Monday mov- 
ing pictures will become the attraction, 
to continue until Sept. 1. This is likewise 
the last week of vaudeville this season for 
Percy G. Williams' Novelty, in Williams- 
burg. Pictures will be exhibited there as 


Following the close of their engagement 
in "Handanna Land," about May 30, Will- 
iams and Walker will spend a few weeks 
in vaudeville. Lykens & Levy have ar- 
ranged the weeks of June 1, 8 and 15 for 
them on the Percy O. Williams metro- 
(xilitan time. 


In addition to "Happy Hooligan," which 
will Ik' sent on tour over Great Britain 
next season under the management of 
Herbert Lloyd, Mr. Lloyd has arranged 
to produce in England as well "The Mil- 
lionaire Tramp." with .lules Wallers in 
the principal role. 

Mr. Lloyd arrives in New Y«»rk during 
May to remain two week.-, only. 



William Rock and Maude Fulton, re- 
cent comers to vaudeville, are strongly 
advertising themselves around New 
York, on the bill boards and in the streets. 

This week the act is at Hammerstein's, 
and from 125th to 14th Street, their own 
"paper," posted at their own expense, may 
be seen informing the public where they 
are. It was up for a week before their 
appearance there. 

During this week twenty-four "sand- 
wich" men have been parading Broadway 
and other heavily travelled thoroughfares 
telling the same story. Rock and Fulton 
are "circusing" themselves, and at an ex- 
pense, it is' estimated, of not less than 
$250 weekly, at least for the Hammer- 
stein engagement. About the only "paper" 
the act has missed up to twelve sheets is 

Mr. Rock said, regarding the advertis- 
ing campaign he is indulging in, that his 
object was to make "Rock and Fulton" so 
strong a drawing card in and about New 
York that next season and thereafter, they 
could, by frequent change of act, play 
around here continuously. 


Chicago, April 9. 

The Majestic, Milwaukee, opens April 20. 
Two shows a day will be given. The 
building represents an outlay of $1,500,000 
and is one of the finest in America. 

The opening bill so far arranged will 
consist of Wm. F. Hawtrey and Com- 
pany, Hengler Sisters, Walter Jones and 
Blanche Deyo, Bessie Wynn, Batty's Bears, 
Jack Gardner, Royal Musical Five, 
Gaudsmidt Brother and Kinodrome pic- 


Undismayed, Lawrence D'Orsay visited 
the United Booking Offices on Tuesday, 
presumably in search of further engage- 
ments, or to discover the possibility of 

Mr. D'Orsay played at the Fifth Avenue 
last week. It was the only week he held 
a contract for. 

One of the leading lights in the United, 
when informed that Mr. D'Orsay was in 
the offices, exclaimed: "What? You 
don't mean he haa come back ?" 


Francis, Day & Hunter, the English 
music publishing firm, with its American 
branch at 15 West 30th Street, will move 
uptown. Frederic Day, the manager of 
the New York office, announced this week 
the branch would shortly be located at 
1364 Broadway. 

Mr. Day also said his father, David 
Day, the head of the firm, might reach 
New York within a month to meet his 
sister, Beatie, who is on her way here 
from Australia. 

Miss Beatie left London, going to the 
Antipodes to look the field over and estab- 
lish an Australian connection for her 
father's firm. 


As per advices received during the week, 
the tale was told that Julian Rose, who 
had appeared for the first time abroad 
at a Moss-Stoll house in Birmingham, 
England, had raised his salary $200 week- 
ly after the first show, with good pros- 
pect of receiving further time at the ad- 
vanced figure, said to be larger than the 
salary received by Mr. Rose at home. 

The success of Mr. Rose abroad has 
brought a great deal of expectancy to 
many acts which intend to visit Europe 
on speculation between now and Summer. 

A vaudevillian, lately returned from 
England, said, this week, bearing on the 
subject: "I wouldn't advise any act to go 
over there unless an opening for a 'try- 
out' under proper conditions were assured. 
Once over, an act will be 'cinched' if the 
circumstances are known, and, anyway, 
it will be very difficult to secure an open- 
ing date. 

"There are acts and acts over there now 
awaiting a chance to show, but are held 
back. If American acts take a chance, it 
will be a poor gamble, in my opinion, ami 
they want to at least take enough money 
along to return home with." 


Contracts were signed a few days ago 
between Jack Singer, Alf G. Herrington 
and Henry Pincus, for the engagement of 
"The Behman Show" on Madison S?iquare 
Roof this summer. The deal was made 
more than two weeks ago, but the final 
papers were not signed until the return 
of Charles Shafer, a representative of Her- 
rington's, who had travelled to Cleveland 
to inspect the Singer show. 


The production department of the 
Orpheum Circuit will go into action at 
full speed shortly with four operettas, 
the music for each selected from either 
of Reginald De Koven's successful operas, 
"Robin Hood," "Rob Roy," "Foxy Quiller," 
"The Highwayman," "The Red Feather" 
or "The Crusaders." 

Librettos for the miniature musical 
pieces will be secured from over one hun- 
dred which have been submitted by un- 
known authors who have taken the op- 
portunity presented by Martin Beck, the 
Orpheum's general manager, in Mr. Beck's 
recent statement. 

The books selected will be revised by 
Robert B. Smith. The productions will be 
made under the direction of Charles 
Feleky, the director of the musical por- 
tion of the Production Department. 

"The Masqued Woman," a mysterious 
singer reputed to possess a wonderful 
high note and vocal range, is the sensa- 
tion of London just now, appearing nightly 
at the Alhambra. Her identity has not 
been penetrated. 


Announcement is made that on Mon- 
day, April 20, at Keith & Proctor's Fifth 
Avenue, Jesse L. Lasky will give his. New 
York premiere of "The Love Waltz," the 
latest of the Viennese operettas. It plays 
next week at the Maryland Theatre, Bal- 
timore. It carries a chorus of men and 
women, every one over six feet in height. 
Audrey Maple is the prima donna and 
Celia Valerius has the comedy role. The 
company will carry two wardrobe women, 
a .stage manager, an electrician, a business 
manager and several extra musicians. 


Dazie, the daisy danseuse, who, as every- 
one knows, created that sensational novel- 
ty, "Le Domino Rouge," is paying the 
penalty of fame by having her name and 
dancing numbers extensively copied. While 
she believes "imitation is the height of 
flattery," still Dazie objects, on the 
ground that the palpable imitation de- 
ceives the public and her friends. 

Earlier this season the daring agent in 
advance of the "Bon Tons" (Eastern 
Burlesque Wheel) announced in the adver- 
tisements of that production, "Mazie, 
the Original Rouge Domino," but this was 
soon discontinued, as it was done without 
the sanction of Weber & Rush, the owners 
of the show. 

"Wine, Woman and Song," at the Amer- 
ican this week, advertises "Le Domino 
Rouge" as a feature, and in Vienna at 
present the principal attraction is "The 
Masked Dancer." 

The star "chooser," though, is a dancer 
who boldly proclaims herself, on her let- 
terheads, "Le Domino Rouge, the Original 
Girl in the Red Domino." She is writing 
the following letter to vaudeville mana- 

Mr. Percy O. Williams, 

St. James Bldg., New York. 
Sir: — I wish to draw your attention to my act, 
which la a sensational novelty. I open my act 
with a classic dance. I then dance a buck and 
wing, each dance lasting four and one-half min- 
utes. I close the act with the "Genee's Hunt- 
ing" dauce, doing all the horse steps and 
Jumping the hurdle. This act is danced entirely 
on the •'toes." I change from dancing dress 
to riding habit. Am masked on and off the 
stage. Act is entirely in (Red), billing especially, 
Has always been a headliner. Coo Id you give 
me the week of April 13th. Salary $20.00 per 


Dazie, to whom the above letter was re- 
ferred by Mr. Williams, has placed the 
matter in the hands of her attorney, Will- 
iam E. Hills, 154 Nassau Street. Although 
never expecting to appear in the masked 
novelty again, she intends to take ad- 
vantage of her patent and copyrights to 
prevent misapprehension and deception. 


The "Pickanniny" Band, composed of 
eight colored youngsters and two men, 
will be presented by B. A. Kolfe some 
time next month. Mr. Rolfe has dubbed 
the act "The Ten Dark Knights." A fea- 
ture of the company dwelt upon by the 
producer is that each member can play, 
sing, dance, and is a guaranteed comedian 
of color. 

Another of the Rolfe productions to fol- 
low the closing of the season will be 
"Colonial Days," which will supersede in 
vaudeville "The Colonial Septet," the 
musical organization N>f brasses which 
has toured the circuits for three succes- 
sive years. 

"The Septet" plays its last engagement 
in July next, when its members become 
a part of the new act, which will be in- 
creased numerically by Mr. Rolfe. 

"Colonial Days" is called "A Musical 
Story," and will treat of Virginia, having 
special sets and drops. It will be an elab- 
orate offering. Brass instruments only 
will make the music. 

Fred Niblo has succeeded Geo. Abel on 
the White Rats' Board of Directors. Mr. 
Abel resigned. 

Mrs. Dan McAvoy (Georgie Kelly) opens 
on the big local time next week at the 

Thirty-one applications for meml>erHjii|> 
were recorded at tne Tuesday night meet- 
ing of the White Rats. Eighteen initia- 
tions took place. 


The benefit to the Kruger Fund given 

under the auspices of the New York 

"Evening Globe" at the Academy of 

Music last Sunday' night became a big 

success as a "show," and financially. Four 

thousand five hundred dollars was turned 
over to the Memorial Committee. 

The direction of the affair had been 
in the hands of Sam H. Harris, Geo. M. 
Cohan and Pat Casey. Mr. Casey acted as 
stage manager, assisted by William Tor- 
pey, stage manager of the New York 
Theatre. The stage crew of the- New 
York, together with its orchestra under 
the leadership of Max F. Schmidt, con- 
tributed their services to the occasion. 

An audience which packed* the vast 
Academy found a swift-running, amusing 
bill for their entertainment. For an im- 
promptu program, such as benefits are, 
this one was notable for its excellent and 
uniform applause-winning numbers. 

Bert Leslie, who presented himself and 
company, could not appear, due to regu- 
lations prohibiting settings. Fred Niblo, 
Rock and Fulton and others were 
acknowledged by Mr. Casey in a neat 
speech which closed the show, as among 
those who had tendered their services. 

A bevy of girls disposed of all souvenir 
programs long before the curtain went 
up, and during an intermission allowed for 
the sale of photographs of Alice Lloyd, 
the same young women disposed of about 
200 of the autographed pictures within 
three minutes. 

Grace Dean opened, followed by Max 
Witt's "Singing Colleens," Billy S. Clif- 
ford (who just came in town, appearing 
in street clothes) ; Alice Lloyd (three 
songs, and missed her programmed posi- 
tion at the Alhambra, as did The Mc- 
Na ugh tons, who were ready to go on at 
the benefit ) ; Bonita (in three numbers 
from "Wine, Woman and Song," with 
the choristers in costume); Daizic (who 
stopped over while en route from Wash- 
ington to Boston with "The F'ollies of 
1907," presenting her mechanical doll 
dance, assisted by William C. Schrode) ; 
Mr. O'Hara, of "The Big City Quartet" 
(who sang a composition by two members 
of the local fire department); Mabel 
Berri, Lawrence Grimm and the chorus 
of "Fifty Miles From Boston" fen route 
from Philadelphia to Providence), in the 
"Firemen and Flames" number; Jack 
Norworth, with Dave Stamford at the 
piano; Norah Bayes, who sang a new 
song, "Nothing Troubles Me," with "Pat 
rieia Salome" in costume (green hat and 
sash), and Walter Sinnott in impersona- 
tions of Harry Lauder. 

During the evening a prominent book- 
ing representative of a well-known circuit 
connected with the United Offices sent a 
request to the rear of the theatre for a 
"pass for two." It is the first occurrence 
of the sort at any benefit held this sea- 
son. He did not receive "the pair." 


Hastings Olawson, manager of the late 
William H. Wood, who was drowned in 
the Gulf of Mexico a short time ago, lias 
entered into an agreement with Canning, 
the jailbreaker, for a tour of Central and 
South America, beginning very shortly. 
Cunning is now with a melodramatic com- 
pany. A small company of Americans 
will be carried. 



Coafln« your Utters to 150 words and writ* on 
Anonymous communications will not be printed. N 
be held la strict confldsncs. If desired. 

•Me el paper only. 

m el writer must be signed anu will 

Minneapolis, April 4. 
Editor Variety: 

In your issue of March 21, you had an 
article which was one of the most malicious, 
violent and untruthful writings we have 
ever read. 

The person who wrote it is not deserv- 
ing the name of a man, but is instead a 
contemptible cur. 

You said in your paper that we adver- 
tised ourselves as "the worst show on 
earth/' which makes you a liar, point 
blank. We have always advertised our 
act as one of the best, and we would not 
be far from the truth if we said the best. 

Yes, we played the little theatre on 
State street, Chicago, for one week. Was 
that a crime? We would play this little 
theatre one hundred times before we 
would play The Majestic or any other the- 
atre in Chicago when booked by such 

men as 

e e e 

Although we have the best act in vaude- 
ville and are the best drawing card on the 
stage, we have no swelled head, as some 
others have. 

We have had more knocking since we 
went into the theatrical business than any 
act in the history of the world, and we 
have come to no other conclusion why this 
is done except we are not of the character 
of these unprincipled editors and managers 
who have done the knocking and slander- 
ing. ' Cherry Sisters. 

(The Cherry Sisters are slightly mis- 
taken in their statement that the article 
said they advertised themselves as "the 
worst show on earth." It mentioned the 
general opinion which obtained regarding 
their act when appearing at the New York 
Theatre several years ago. — Ed.) 

Cleveland, April 7. 
Editor Variety: 

I wish to make a denial of any inten- 
tion to present "The Memphis Students" 
with Miss Ringgold. I am working with 
Mrs. Kemp, and Mrs. Kemp only. 

Bob Kemp. 

McKeesport, Pa., April 7. 
Editor Variety: 

I see the man's name who is using the 
title of "The Man in White" is Phil Jean 
Barnard, who claims that the title never 
got him a day's work. If that is the 
truth, he should stay off it, and get a title 
that would get him the good work. 

He says he holds copyright No. 10,838. 
He must show me. If Mr. Barnard would 
go up to the United office and ask Mr. 
Bray, Mr. Martin Beck or Mr. Clark 
Brown, or any of the old-time managers 
and agents, they will tell him who is the 
original "Man in White." I worked for 
Mr. Bray, when he was manager of the 
Orpheum, Los Angeles, in '96. 

This ought to put an end to any further 
discussion. John J. Welch, 

(Welch and Earl.) 

Bridgeport, April 7. 
Editor Variety: 

You advertised a letter for me March 28. 
I sent a self -addressed envelope request- 
ing you to send the letter to Waterbury, 
Conn., but it never reached me. 

Last Saturday my name was again in 
your letter list, and I sent another self- 
addressed envelope, in which you sent my 
letter to Waterbury. 

I have had the same trouble before, and 
have been unable to get any trace of let- 
ters, so can't imagine what the trouble 
is, unless there is someone else using my 
name and getting my letters. I wish you 
would kindly publish this in the Artists' 
Forum, and if there is another using my 
name, getting any of my mail, he may 
see this and correspond with me. 

Charles Van. 
(Charles and Fannie Van.) 

April 7, 1908. 
Editor Variety: 

Once more Mr. Chas. Ahearn tries to 
excuse his using two of my ideas by say- 
ing some one told some one else that some 
one else did the "shoe wheel" ten years 

Now, in reply to Mr. Ahearn I will say 
I saw all the bicycle (safety) acts that 
were on the stage, ten, twelve or fifteen 
years ago, and I wish to tell him he 
knows not of what he speaks. 

He once more displays his ignorance of 
the history of trick orders by mentioning 
Mr. Sid Black, Lee Richardson, etc., as old- 
timers. If he had mentioned Jock Brown. 
Selbini Gillette Family, Stirk Family- 
McAnney, Hacker and Lester, Wilmot- 
Maltby, Barber-Kaufman, Powers Broth- 
ers or my father-in-law, Bill Villion, he 
would have been nearer the mark. These 
are the old-timers. 

In conclusion, Mr. Ahearn, do not reply 
to this by saying you knew a man who 
did tricks in the Ark, but be on the level 
and cut out my wheel tricks. I say once 
more for the benefit of pikers that the 
little gear eccentric wheel and "shoe 
wheel" are strictly my own original ideas. 

W. E. Ritchie, 
(The Original Tramp Cyclist). 

St. Louis, April 4. 
Editor Variety : 

I trust you will find room in the Artists' 
Forum to straighten out the question: 
Who has the right to do "Mush," Rawls 
and Von Kaufman or Goforth and Doyle? 
In a criticism of the latter, you made men- 
tion that both should not use the same 
material, and whoever has the right should 
retain it. 

You are right. Goforth claims he has a 
right to do it, "because it is an old 'nigger 1 
act" ; but I dispute that claim because he 
isn't doing a version of his own, but has 
copied my version, my mannerisms, etc. 

I have been doing the act about seven 
years, and I have had it in vaudeville over 
four years. I am the one that has the 
reputation of being the first to produce 
same in vaudeville. 

Simply because I am doing a condensed 
version of an old act (filled in with my 
own original material), does that signify 
that any one has the same right to it as 
myself? If that's the case, I have no more 
to say. Most all acts are taken from some 
old idea. I am writing this not to adver- 
tise myself, but to prove who has the right 
to the act. 

No matter what the discussion may be, 
I shall be silent from now on, although I 
will aay this: that if my right to this act 
its disputed by Goforth and Doyle, I believe 
I can give exact date and p ,a ce when Mr. 
Goforth, who was a trap drummer at the 
time, saw my act. Will Ratals, 

(Kawls and Von Kaufman). 
Permanent Address, Saratoga Hotel, Chi- 

En Route, April 5. 
Editor Variety: 

There has been mailed to me from Dal- 
las, Texas, a folder, which is being used 
to advertise a soubrette who is appearing 
in Texas houses. The soubrette, in the 
folder, signs herself as "Merrily, Cherrily 
and Verily Yours." The "Merrily, Cher- 
rily and Verily" very strongly reproduces 
my own handwriting. I think you well 
know my scrawls. 

The above is original with, and has 
been used by, me for the last ten years. 
I think it is very presuming on the part 
of the soubrette. Possibly the Texas air 
is exhilarating to the nerves. 

I think you will admit, as well as all 
others who read this letter, that for a 
number of years you have all been very 
familiar with my "Merrily, Cherrily and 
Verily Yours." Fanny Rice, 

Des Moines, la., April 4. 
Editor Variety : 

I wish to warn artists of J. H. Shaw, 
manager Lyric Theatre, South 'MfcAlester, 
Okla. I hold an I. O. U. for part of sal- 
ary for week Jan. 5, which has not been 

Mr. Shaw and his wife, Mile. Alma, 
promised faithfully to send balance of sal- 
ary due, on following Wednesday, but 
failed to keep their word. Later I received 
a letter with another promise that did not 
materialize. I have written repeatedly, 
but received no reply. I have the names 
of several other acts that I know positive- 
ly were obliged to leave McAlester with 
I. O. U.'s or promises. 

This house was on the Hodkins Cir- 
cuit, but Mr. Hodkins cancelled his book- 
ings there. 

Clever Conkey complained of this kind 
of a deal in Variety last November. 

C. 8. Aucr, 
(The Auers). 


Commissioner Hogart of the License 
Bureau is at work on the annual report 
of his department. It will show that 
there are now about 1G0 theatrical agents 
holding employment agency licenses in 
Greater New York as against between 50 
nnd 60 when the present Commissioner 
took charge two years ago. 

On Feb. 1 the bureau was able to an- 
nounce that for the first time since the 
opening of the institution, there was not 
in the city a single theatrical agency un- 
licensed, or, so far as could be found out 
by investigating, any conducting an agency 
business in violation of the law. Out- 
standing licenses expire May 1, and appli- 
cations are now being received for the 
year 1908-09. 

Among new applicants arc R. C. Mudge, 
P. J. Casey and Lykens & I>evy, the latter 
having held separate licenses before. 


James Williams died at the County Hos- 
pital, Chicago, March 30. He was sick 
but a few days. The deceased was a mem- 
ber of the Johnny Ray Company, and was 
at one time in vaudeville under the team 
name of Williams and CNeil. A widow 
survives in Providence, R. I. 

Minnie Sinn, sister of Mary Sinn, who 
is with "The Rialto Rounders," died sud- 
denly last Wednesday. 

Harry Nagel, father of Geo. Nagel 
(Nagel and Adams), died April 3 at his 
home in Newark, N. J. He was aged 47 
years and at one time travelled Over the 
theatrical circuits giving sparring exhibi- 
tions. Of late years the deceased con- 
ducted a hotel on Bloomfield avenue, New- 

Maxwell and Dudley have been obliged 
to cancel their time owing to the death of 
Miss Dudley's (Mrs. Maxwell) grand- 

Mrs. Emma Harris, mother of Laura 
Harris (Car tin ell and Harris) and Tommy 
Harris, Jr. (Harris and West), died April 
2 at Baltimore. Tommy Harris, her hus- 
band, and the deceased played in "variety" 
days as "Tommy and Emma Harris." 
They were well known and popular. Mrs. 
Harris was 49 years of age at her death. 
She retired from the stage twelve years 
ago, having commenced her professional 
career in 1869. 



("Runaway Girls.") 

Don't quarrel with your wife, Mr. Sketch 

Because your act doesn't go. 
She's doing as much as you are; 

Don't expect her to be the "whole show." 

How many times you "crush her" 

After your turn is o'er, 
When saying "You worked rotten to-night. 

Now don't do it any more." 

Sometimes she will answer you laughing, 
Although in her eyes there are tears, 

When thinking of how she's struggled 
Along with you for years. 

So, instead of that constant nagging, 
Every time the act "don't go," 

Don't blame it on the other half, 

It's not always her fault, you know. 

If you'd say now and then to her kindly: 
"Old girl, you worked great to-night," 

I think, Mr. Sketch, you'd be better, 
And "the act" would "go" all right. 

Martin Beck, with Morris Meyerfeld, 
Jr., returned to New York on Thursday. 


Ted Marks' ninth annual jubilee at the 
New York Theatre to-morrow is looked 
forward to. Among those to appear are 
Victor Moore, Alice Lloyd, Connie Ediss, 
Peter F. Dailey, Louise Dresser, George 
Beban, Walter C. Kelly, William West, 
The McNaughtons, Sidney Booth and Com- 
pany, Eddie Leonard and Boys, W. C. 
Fields, Imro Fox, Alan Coogan, Elgie 
Bowen, mrney Bernard, James J. Morton 
and Lee Harrison, master of ceremonies, 
the Wellmon Brothers and their Black 
Scotch Brass Band, and a few surprises. 



London, March 28. 
The Variety Artists' Federation was 
sued in the Westminster County Court 
yesterday by an ex-member, Jjeonard Mor- 
timer, for a week's salary lost during the 
strike. Mortimer was non- suited, and or- 
dered to pay costs for both sides. This 
makes the fourth successive case started 
against the Federation by members of the 
Artists' Protective Association that has 
been thrown out of court. The above or- 
ganization was started by a few seceders 
from Federation ranks, including ex-Secre- 
tary Frank Gerald, Mortimer and Hoffman 
of the sketch party, and Harry Mountford, 
who is now, I hear, prominently identified 
with the White Rats of. America. 

Weather prophets predict a fine summer, 
and as last year's was the worst ever, 
one is due per the turn-about theory and 
the doctrine of averages. The Franco- 
British Exhibition, opening May 1, will 
bring' many visitors from all sections, and 
a Mexican Exhibition will open at the 
Crystal Palace the same date, while Earl's 
Court will give us a Hungarian Exhibition. 

At 'Wakefield Frank Matcham has been 
engaged to put up a new music hall by 
the Opera House management. At Harro- 
gate, Manager Peacock of York is at the 
head of a new Hippodrome. The new Bar- 
rasford hall at Nottingham will be an im- 
posing structure. Northampton Opera 
House opens Easter as a variety theatre, 
and a new syndicate opened the Liverpool 
Tivoli last Monday, after it had been 
closed for some weeks. 


Frederick Villiers, the famous war cor- 
respondent, will open at the Hippodrome 
next Monday, giving short, crisp lectures 
with bioscopic accompaniment, on his ad- 
ventures with Kitchener at Omdurman and 
Chitral, at Modder River, and at the sur- 
render of Port Arthur, all with bioscopic 

The Musical Cuttys have made a big 
hit at the Empire, and are being noticed 
in theatrical papers as American, though 
in truth, all English born, and from up in 
The Midlands. The Mowatts are succeed- 
ing greatly with their beautiful club jug- 
gling display. At the Oxford The Kinsons 
(including Bates of Wood and Bates fame) 
were at once in warm favor. Tom Cos- 
tello resumes at the London Pavilion next 
week, after an illness of over three months. 

George Booker, of Booker and Narvis, 
who complained of illnejs on his return 
home last Wednesday evening, was found 
dead in bed Thursday morning. Heart 
failure, the doctor said. 

A wrestlrng season is on at Hengler's 
April 6,. W.vBankier (Apollo, the strong 
man) supervising things. — Oswald Stoll 
has acquired the Broadway Theatre. New 
Cross, for dramatic productions, and tlic 
Birmingham Bordesley Palace is also dra- 
matic now. — Ernest Edelsten has dissolved 
partnership with J. Laurie Graydon, sou 
of the senior Graydon, and established an 
agency of his own. — Barnard's Palace, 

Greenwich, is advertising a Grand Ama- 
teur Carnival, with a 20-guinea pianoforte 
as first prize. — Lieutenant Walter Cole, the 
old-time ventriloquist, has had the mis- 
fortune to lose his wife. — George B. Reno 
and his comedy Zouaves are effective addi- 
tions to the bill of the Empire this week. 
— diaries Barnard re-opened the Elephant 
and Castle Theatre last Monday, but not, 
as once anticipated, with variety, melo- 
drama having the call. — News comes from 
Cape Town that Little Tich went on strike 
the opening night, refusing an encore and 
saying, "What is it you want me to do?" 
Then some one got gay in the gallery, 
whereat Tich made a grimace at him, 
when the tumult increased. Precise de- 
tails are lacking, but we will get them 
when Tich lands in. Presumably some 
one must have gotten fresh on his hands, 
as Tich is a most pleasant and accommo- 
dating chap, though, like other small peo- 
ple, not afraid of the big folk. 

The V. A. F.'s are very proud of the 
grand success of the charity matinee 
pulh-d off under their auspices at the The- 
atre Royal, Birmingham, for the benefit 
of the sufferers from the Hamstead Col- 
lieries disaster. The program was wonder- 
ful, including such big guns as Vesta Til- 
ley, Eugene Stratton, Wilkie Bard, Harry 
Lauder, etc. The theatre was packed to 
the walls, while hundreds were turned 

At South Shields two new halls are 
crowding in, a three-tier house by Barras- 
ford seating 3,000, and another, fh which 
Arthur Moody, of Blyth, # is interested, 
seating 2,500. At Maidstone last Monday 
the Palace of Varieties opened on the Syl- 
vester Circuit, and is a handsome hall 
seating 1,200, built cantilever style with- 
out pillars, and with house furniture cost- 
ing $7,000. It has waiting rooms for the 
twice-nightly queues, where music and re- 
freshments are available. 

Thomas Barrasford's new house at 
Barcelona is the Novelties Theatre, and 
he and Mr. Dance have joined hands with 
Mr. Juan (John) Elias, the former pro- 
prietor. If business is satisfactory the 
house will be rebuilt later. The Circo 
Parish, Madrid, does not open until April 
18. From that time forward it is al- 
ways sure of a good business. 


Cardiff, South Wales, March 28. 

The patrons of tlic Cardiff Empire are 
critics to the backbone. Oswald Stoll, the 
head of the Moss-Stoll tour, is ever busy 
in ferreting out the best turns possible for 
this (his nursery) and the tour generally. 

During the past few weeks there has 
been a genuine sprinkling of American and 
Colonial talent, particularly American. 

Amongst the noteworthy were Wood and 
G'reen, fresh from their Australian tri- 
umphs; King and Benson, and Paul Barnes. 
The two former acts pulled down the house 
at each performance (twice nightly), vo- 
ciferous encores being a common order of 
things, whilst the last-named (Mr. Barnes), 
I monologist of the best type, made a ter- 
rific hit. II. Jones. 



Berlin, March 30. 
Max-Berol Konorah, the L A. L. presi- 
dent, was welcomed to Berlin and is in 
charge of the lodge affairs. There are a 
number of applications coming in, and 
members can leave their business and 
differences in the hands of the president, 
who will see that they get what is com- 
ing to them. 

Koch, the champion wrestler, won the 
first prize of $2,500 at the Winter-garten 
tournament. Whether wrestling is suited 
for a. first-class vaudeville house may be 
answered by saying NO! 

Circus Bush concludes its winter sea- 
son in Berlin April 1, and opens at Breslau 
the 2nd. 

Mons. Gadbin, in a high dive on to a 
polished slide about three feet wide, was 
killed last Sunday night. The unlucky 
fellow came down, striking the platform 
on his side, and fell down head first into 
the ring. He died dr* : ng the night. I 
hear several copy acts are practising. Per- 
haps this will check them. 

The Apollo Theatre is provided with a 
good program, as follows: Zelia Trio, gym- 
nastic; Hedy Stanwem, parodies; Rolf Ra- 
phaely, caricature sketches; "Four Black 
Diamonds," transformation, comedians and 
dancers. These men of the South are a 
real good success. Spadoni, juggler 
and gladiator, well-known. Les Four 
Athletas, Olympic act, one of the most 
pleasing on the program. Four fine 
shaped, good looking women, doing some 
good work in the strong line gracefully. 

' Yvette Guilbert was at this house for 
two weeks. 

Josef Modi, humorist, opened the 16th. 
Josef is an Austrian humorist and has 
caught on with the Berlin public. 

Circus Sidoli is doing good business at 

Circus BeKeton did good business at 
Brussels and is now filling the house at 
Gand, Belgian. It opens at Buda-lVst 
about May 1. 

Ike Rose is hustling for three stars, 
Saharet, Cleo de Merode and Nina Barkis. 


The Rossow Midgets have entered suit 
in this country claiming certain amounts 
of money on deposit in American banks 
under the name of Herman Rossow, their 
manager. The little fellows, who are now 
in Europe, playing under the management 
of a brother, but still using Rossow's 
name, claim that Herman Rossow prom- 
ised to give them sums aggregating about 
$16\000 at various times, and has not ful 
filled this promise. 

This agreement on the part of Rossow 
is admitted to have been a verbal one. 
Rossow, who is represented in the suit by 
House, Grossman & Vor.hous, denies that 
he bound himself to such an agreement, 
but declares that he had provided for the 
future of his charges by a clause in his 


Joseph Hart, accompanied by Carrie De 
Mar (Mrs. Hart), will sail for London May 
1 by ihe~' Kaiser Wilhelm der Grpsse," to 
be gone two months. During his presence 
in London -he will establish there an office 
to handle the English productions of his 
American acts. Already arrangements 
have been made for the appearance on the 
Moss-Stoll tour of "The Futurity Winner," 
Mr. Hart's racing playlet. 

This .will be the first of the American 
producer's trans-Atlantic ventures. The 
others of his long string of attractions will 
follow. The entire production of "The 
Futurity Winner" will be shipped to Lon- 
don on the American Transport Line about 
the same time Mr. Hart starts. It will 
make its initial appearance on the other 
side at the London Coliseum May 25. The 

Will Start International Production Bureau. 

company will be partly American and 
partly English. 

According to present arrangements 
Hart's "Rain Dears" will be the next ex- 

For the most part the original produc- 
tions will be shipped to England, but in 
special cases of acts produced here, dupli- 
cates will be made. The London office will 
also produce material which, after plav- 
ing the Moss-Stoll tour on the other side 
will be sent over here. 

Llewellyn Johns, the Mocs-Stoll Ameri- 
can representative, is handling the ar- 
rangements between his principals and 
Mr. Hart. 

Miss De Mar will fill a month's engage- 
ment at the Palace before the return of 
the couple. 



Des Moines, April 0. 

Sam Rice, principal comedian with "The 
Merry Maidens," announced his engage- 
ment tliis week to Lulu Beeson, the 
dancer. The wedding will occur in June. 

Mr. Rice is one of the best known com- 
edians touring,' and popular both in hi* 
professional and private capacities. Mi** 
Beeson is a very charming and estimable 
young woman. They have been deluged 
with congratulations. 

The Three \jbl Maze Brothers open in 
Prague next July, having contracted f<>> 
several months on the European continent 
B. A. Myers through B. Obermeyer. 




The United States Courts Now Have the Counter- 
claims of Both Sides of the Film Controversy. 
No Immediate Action Expected. 


Chicago, April 9. 

In a comprehensive review of the im- 
portant points involved jn the film war, 
George Kleine on Monday filed before the 
United States Circuit Court for Illinois 
his answer to the application of the Edi- 
son Manufacturing Company for an in- 
junction restraining him from dealing in 
foreigu illnis declared by the applicant" 
to be an infringement of the Edison pat- 

The people lined up against the Edison 
forces profess to be elated at what they 
term the strength of Kleine's position as 
reflected in his answer, one of the main 
points of which is that Kleine asserts that 
other patentees on moving picture films 
antedated Edison. Kleine gives a list of 
thirty patents granted by the Patent Of- 
fice for cinematographic films and other 
apparatus, which, he says, interfere with 
the Edison allegations. 

The Edison Company now has thirty 
days in which, to file an amended com- 
plaint, explaining its position on what- 
ever new points the Kleine answer has 
brought up. Argument will follow and 
the court will then take the whole mass 
of testimony under consideration. It is 
not believed, from the complicated nature 
of the litigation, that a decision will be 
handed down in the near future. 

Stripped of the legal verbiage, the Edi- 
son complaint and George Kleine's answer, 
respectively, make these points: 

(1) (Edison^ That Thomas A. Edison, 
previous to August 24, 1891, was the sole 
inventor 'of a certain new and useful im- 
provement in kinetographic cameras . . . 
and which had not been known or used 
by others in this country nor patented nor 
described in any printed publication in 
this or any foreign country . . . and 
had not, prior to his application for patent 
therefor, been in public use or on sale in 
this country for more than two years and 
had not been abandoned." 

(2) That on August 24, 1891, he applied 
for and received letters patent No. 589,1 G8 
giving him exclusive right to this inven- 
tion for the term of 17 years; 

(3) That owing to an error, which arose 
through no fraudulent or deceptive inten- 
tion, these letters patent became inopera- 
tive and that the commissioner of patents 
cauRed new reissue letters patent for the 
invention disclosed in said original letters 
patent No. 589,168 to be issued to him 
(Edison) numbered 12,037 and 12,028; 

(4) That a second reissue was granted 
npon amended specifications Jan. 12, 1904, 
1'eing numbered 12,192, and that this 
patent was assigned to the Edison Manu- 
facturing Company by Thomas A. Edison. 

(5) The complaint then recites formally 
that the defendants, George Kleine and 
the Kleine Optical Company, are making, 
selling and using "kinetoscop.c film em- 
ploying and containing the invention set 
forth in reissue letters patent No. 12,192." 
In reply George Kleine alleges: 
(1) That "The true date of the applica- 
tion for the original patents was April 8, 
181M," and that letters patent Nov 12,192 
are void because of (a) the public use and 
sale by Thomas A. Edison and his vendees 
of the invention for more than two years 
prior to that date; (b) because the alleged 
invention or substantial and material parts 
thereof had been patented and described 
in certain letters patent and printed in 
publications prior to the alleged invention 
or discovery thereof by Edison (there 
here follow the names of 30 patentees with 
numbers and dates from Nov. 3, 1857, to 
March 30, 1897, beside British, French, 
German and Belgian patentees, and a de- 
tailed list of 29 published articles in Amer- 
ican and foreign publications from 1860 
to 1891); and (c) because improvements 
claimed by Edison as his own were in use 
before his invention by four persons, 
whose names are given together with the 
places in which they used the improve- 
ments claimed by Edison; 

(3) That "the reissued letters patent in 
suit are invalid for the reason that the 
same were unduly and fraudulently ex- 
panded and broadened during the proceed- 
ings in the Patent Office for the reissue 
. . . with the object of covering im- 
provements made by others subsequent to 
the date of the application for the original 
letters patent"; 

(4) That the reissue patents are void 
because they were secured by fraud and 
in violation of the rules of the Patent 
Office and the laws of the United States, 

(5) That the defendant has not en- 
croached upon Edison's rights in any 

Mr. Marvin, of the Biograph Company, 
did not comment on the case further than 
to say: "The 6th of April has come and 
gone and we are still doing business at 
the old stand." 

George Kleine was expected in New 
York according to a rumor this week, but 
up until Thursday had not appeared. 


New Orleans, April 9. 

The Dauphine Theatre, owned and man- 
aged by Henry Greenwall, and until re- 
cently occupied by a stock organization, 
opened last Sunday as a moving picture 
house. Illustrated songs are included. 

Blaney's Lyric, which formerly housed 
the Baldwin-Melville Stock Company, re- 
opened on Sunday with moving pictures 
and illustrated songs also. Admission, 
five and ten cents. Two small vaudeville 
acts make part of the program. 


The movement among certain Chicago 
film renters, members of the Film Rent- 
ers' Association, looking to another con- 
vention of that body, has been started 
again. President Clark lias already re- 
ceived a demand that a date be set 
signed by twenty^nine members of the 
association. It requires forty signatures 
to bring about a general meeting of the 

The twenty-nine signatures are under- 
stood to be of the members in Chicago 
and Middle-Western cities. An effort is 
now being made to round up the New York 
membership and secure names to the peti- 

Should the convention become a reality, 
it is probable that the renters will seek 
to put through an amendment to the by- 
laws adding two members to the execu- 
tive committee by popular vote and mak- 
ing the office of secretary one of popular 
election rather than an appointive office. 


Bridgeport, Conn., April 9. 

The moving picture shows have been 
having their troubles lately. The man- 
agers and owners of the eight houses just 
escaped being hampered by an ordinance 
of the city council regarding the exit and 
machine booth regulations. 

Alderman Wilson called a special meet- 
ing of the Council to consider the matter of 
introducing and passing an ordinance gov- 
erning moving picture theatres. A. H. 
Moses, manager of the Picture Palace and 
the Electric, called a meeting of the own- 
ers and managers of the picture houses, 
who attended the Council meeting in a 

Manager Moses addressed the Aldermen 
and told of the handling of the machines 
and the films, demonstrating that the 
booths in the picture houses met the re- 
quirements of the fire department's regu- 
lations and really were so constructed no 
danger of fire existed. 

Taking a film of pictures, he lit the 
celuloid and laid it on the floor of the 
Aldermanic chamber, proving the idea of 
the film's burning easily and rapidly was 

The talk and demonstration resulted in 
the Aldermen learning more of the actual 
conditions prevailing in the picture houses 
and will largely affect the provisions to 
be incorporated in the proposed ordinance 
and vote of the Aldermen. 

The picture men recently tried to induce 
Mayor Lee to consent to having the pic- 
ture shows run on Sundays. But he re- 
fused, being afraid of the church element. 
An attempt to form an association of pic- 
ture men came to naught .because of the 
intense rivalry and jealousy among the 
managers and owners. It is again pro- 
posed to form such an association, this 
time it being likely one will result from 
the agitation, as the action of the picture 
v<en in attending the Council meeting on 
the proposed ordinance has shown the 
managers what a power they exert when 
acting as a body. 

An argument they will advance is that 
as Smith's theatre, the local "legit" 
house, will run pictures all summer, ami 
only then, the local picture houses should 
be enabled to meet this extra competition 
by Sunday shows. 


A point has arisen in the participating 
pool scheme of the Film Service Associa- 
tion which, unless it isro*ercoiii* f v*iU 
operate seriously against its successful 

working out. This is the question whether 
the manufacturers shall be permitted to 
ship direct to Cincinnati, where the pool 
branch will be located, or whether the ex- 
change can receive its supply of films 
only from the renters who are interested 
financially in its operation. 

The matter has been laid before the 
Edison Company by the association, and 
a decision is expected within a week or so. 

If the manufacturers ship direct to the 
Cincinnati exchange, the newest reels will 
be available for exhibitors in Cincinnati 
on the same day they are released for ex- 
hibition purposes in New York, Chicago 
or other points. Otherwise new reels will 
be delayed just the length of time it 
takes to ship new material to Cincinnati 
from the various association members who 
are participants. 

The association members have urged 
upon the manufacturers the value of ac- 
quiescence, pointing out that the Edison 
licensees are not represented in Cincin- 
nati by an affiliated renter. 


London, March 28. 
While the historic Drury Lane Theatre 
was burning last week the ever-present 
moving picture man was busy. Gaumont 
had a man on the spot, and so rapidly was 
the work of turning out positives handled 
that the firm was able to exhibit fire pic- 
tures the same night. 


Toledo, April 9. 

The Arcade has passed all expectations, 
and has surprised the management itself. 
After several seasons of vaudeville at a 
heavy loss, moving pictures were tried. 
The result has been more than satisfac- 

The house has a seating capacity of 
over 2,000, and is packed all day long. On 
Sunday the place was taken by storm 
and the police called to handle the heavy 

An orchestra has been installed. 


Chicago, April 9. 

Motion pictures of the llaekenschmidt- 
(jiotch wrestling match, held iu Chicago 
last week, have been completed. The films 
are copyrighted and restricted by the 
owner, W. W. Wittig, who contemplates 
giving exhibitions in theatres this season. 

The pictures will also be displayed in 
Europe. Negotiations are now under way. 


The argument on the injunction se- 
cured by Keith & Proctor against the city 
in the Fifth Avenue Theatre moving pic- 
ture ease has been adjourned until \pril 
24. It was set down for yesterday before 
the Appellate Division of the Supreme 

The counsel on both sides may agree 
to submit briefs waiving dim) debate be- 
fore the court. 




Filer Park City, Manistee, Mich., will 
be managed by James Trimble. 

Edwin Sandison is manager of Wolf 
Lake Resort and Casino, at Jackson, Mich. 

A summer theatre is being planned for 
Helena, Mont., by a number of local cap- 

Vaudeville will be the chief amusement 
at the park in Austin, Texas, according 
to the promoters. 

The park at Douglas, Arizona, will have 
moving pictures, stock and vaudeville 
shows this season. 

The Mobile Light and Railroad Com- 
pany will install a roller coaster and old 
mill at Monroe Park, Mobile. 

Forest Park, Kansas City, has been se- 
cured from the St. Louis Hopkins syndi- 
cate by Tibbetts & Crawford. 

The Tri-City Amusement Co., St. Louis, 
has incorporated for $7,000. Incorporators 
are Albert Joern and A. Miller. 

J. E. Nule has resigned as manager of 
Wonderland Park, Wichita, Kan. His suc- 
cessor has not been announced. 

Tlie Ashland Power and Street Railway 
Company of Ashland, Wis., proposes to 
soon build an amusement park. 

Wieland Park, Sparks, Cal., will have a 
vaudeville theatre and other additional at- 
tractions when the season opens. 

The Mankato Electric Traction Com- 
pany, Mankato, Minn., will start to im- 
prove their park during this month. 

The Casino, Atlanta, opens April 27 
with moving pictures, a roller coaster, 
gypsy village and other attractions. 

"Pearl City" is the name of the new 
park which J. H. Huston and John G. 
Hartmen are building at Amarilo, Tex. 

A new "Chute the Chutes" will be in- 
stalled in Lake View Park, Terre Haute, 
Ind., by the Terre Haute Amusement Com- 

J. W. Berry, of Washington, D. C, has 
leased a tract of land at Bristol, Tenn., 
and will establish an amusement park 

A roller coaster, electric theatre and 
other features will be installed in the park 
at Anacondia, Mont., managed by F. H. 

The Sensational Amusement Company 
will operate "The Tickler" concession at 
Idora Park, Oakland, Cal., the coming 

The Auditorium, Aberdeen, S. D., is be- 
ing transformed into a summer resort. 
All the attractions will be given under 
one roof. 

A corporation headed by Frank L. 
Macauley is installing a number of im- 
portant concessions at Coney Island, Ala- 
meda, Oal. 


An airdome for the summer will be 
built at Athens, Ga., by Bedford and Hal- 
land, on the corner of Clayton and Lump- 
kin Streets. 

Delaura Park is the name of the new 
resort which- Moore and Howard have 
built on a five-acre tract of land at Port- 
land, Oregon. 

The Washington County' Agricultural 
Society will hold its fiftieth annual 
county fair at West Bend, Wis., on Sept. 
22-24, inclusive. 

Majestic 'Park, Ottawa, 111., is under- 
going many improvements. A new theatre 
for vaudeville will be erected. The park 
opens next month. 


An. airdome will be built in Aurora, 111., 
for the coming summer. Charles Kindt, 
of the Grand Opera House in that city, 
is one of the promoters. 

Arrangements for the opening of the 
Airdome, Grand Rapids, have been com- 
pleted. Austin McFaddon and Frank Rose 
are financing the project. 

The William Morris office has sent out 
a circular to parks and fairs listing the 
names of 1,200 acts stated to be available 
for Summer engagements. 

References are still going on in the liti- 
gation between the New York Vaudeville 
Contracting Company and several park 
and fair agents in New York. 

H. W. Mills, manager of the park at 
Sarnia, Ont., contemplates building sev- 
eral devices for amusements to be placed 
in the grounds during the season. 

Kevin O'Brien, a well known Toledo 
newspaper man, will have charge of the 
publicity department attached to Cedar 
Point, Sandusky (O.), this summer. 

Midway, Eau Claire, Wis., is now under- 
going improvements. A vaudeville theatre 
will be established. The park is situated 
between Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls. 

Robison Park, at Fort Wayne, Ind., 
owned by the Fort Wayne Traction Com- 
pany, will open about May 30, two weeks 
later than last year. Geo. H. Fisher will 
again be manager of the theatre. 

Colgan's Grove, Ottumwa, la., will be con- 
verted into an amusement park. Peter 
Maloney and G. J. Prescott are behind 
the scheme. Two hundred shares of stock 
at $100 a share will be offered for sale. 

The Marquette County Gas and Electric 
Company, which operates Union and Cleve- 
land Parks, l8hpeming, Mich., will install 
many new features this season. Both re- 
sorts are under the management of J. W. 

The Beaumont (Tex.) Chautauqua As- 
sociation has organized and arrangements 
are now being made for the Chautauqua 
to be held the week June 8. J. D. Camp- 

bell is president, Alexander Helper, sec- 
retary, and T. S. Reed, treasurer. 

The East Lake Park and Amusement 
Company, Birmingham, Ala., reorganised 
recently. R. D. Burnett is president, 
Louis Schlinger vice-president, and W. M. 
Mays secretary. Fifty thousand dollars 
will be expended in improvements. 

A stock company is being organized by 
T. W. Bakody, of Youngstown, 0., to 
establish and operate a permanent sum- 
mer amusement resort at Yellow Creek, 
near that place. The location is said to 
be one of the finest in that vicinity. 

The United Offices will require about 
100 acts to supply the twenty -two parks 
now on its books. This number of amuse- 
ment resorts the United will book for may 
be increased, when the number of acts 
needed will also increase accordingly. 

Three special attractions for the State 
Fair to be held at Columbus, O., have been 
selected by the Amusement Committee of 
the State Board of Agriculture at a recent 
meeting. A Mardi Gras will probably be 
held in the downtown district during the 

George H. Rose, formerly excursion 
agent for Cascade, New Castle and Idora 
Parks, Youngstown, O., has been made 
resident manager of the last named re- 
sort. Perry Barge will manage New 
Castle Park. Bookings for both estab- 
lishments will be supplied by the United 
Booking Offices. 

.The destiny of "Happyland," the South 
Beach (Stat en Island) resort, for the 
coming summer is not known. Negotia- 
tions have been going on with one Jos. 
Weiss, who wanted to rent the park for 
eight years at an annual rental of 
$17,000, but these are said to have fallen 
through, although they may have been 

Forest Park, Kansas City, is to be re- 
opened under new management. The St. 
Louis Hopkins Syndicate, who have been 
running the park two years, has leased' 
it to Tibbets & Crawford. Mr. Tibbets is 
well known in the amusement field, and in- 
tends expending a great deal of money on 
improvements for the park. This park 
closed last season with financial loss. 

Kansas City, April 0. 
Forest Park, the amusement resort on 
the East Side, is to be reopened this com- 
ing season under a new management. The 
St. Louis Hopkins syndicate holds a lease 
on the park, but has sub- leased to the 
firm of Tibbets & Crawford, who handled 
four attractions at the St. Louis World's 
Fair. Forest Park is to have many new 
attractions and amusements this season. 

London, March 28. 
In the provinces Manchester's "White 
City," located in the old botanical gardens, 
will face a second season with enlarged 
capital, while a second venture has been 
attempted with the Tower Park at Liver- 
pool. At Brighton a million dollar Winter 

and Summer Palace is being planned to 
go up just beyond the first pier above J. L. 
Graydon's Alhambra. It will have vast 
entertainment halls, skating rinks, dance 
halls, etc. 

A meeting was held in Buffalo, Thurs- 
day of this week, of the representatives 
of the thirteen principal fairs held in New 
York State. Arrangements were dis- 
cussed for the booking of attractions. The* 
fair people of this State were very much 
up in the air as to their outlook for the 
coming season, the situation up until a 
day or two ago being seriously compli- 
cated by the pending race track bill and 
other measures before the legislature 
touching upon appropriations for fairs. 

The Imperial, Vancouver, B. C, will open 
about June 15, with musical comedy stock 
and vaudeville, giving three shows a day, 
each running an hour and a quarter. The 
theatre is operated by H. G. Koller, who 
acts as general manager and financial 
representative for a stock company, which 
owns the house, and J. Louis MacEvoy, of 
New York, has the post of director of 
company and productions, lae theatre 
has a seating capacity of 3,000 and is 
situated in the centre of English Bay 
Beach, a fashionable resort, which claims 
an average attendance of 11,000 a day. 
The company will be recruited from Chi- 

B. A. Myers and Victor Leavitt have 
formed a partnership for the general 
booking and construction business. Mr. 
Myers has long been identified as a vaude- 
ville agent, while Mr. Leavitt has given 
a great deal of attention the past few 
years to the summer park branch of 
amusements. The firm has under its con- 
trol an invention by Gaston Lacomme 
(who invented "The Human Roulette 
Wheel") called "The Cake-Walking Floor." 
It is made of strips of boards, being 24 
feet long and 30 inches wide. The boards 
sway with an irregular motion; also give, 
causing anyone walking on them to com- 
mit an involuntary "cake walk" in ap- 
pearance, from which the device takes its 
title. Nantasket Beach and Luna Park, 
Coney Island, will each be supplied with 
one. Another is "The Static Room," 
which the same parks have already con- 
tracted for. This is a visual illusion in 
part, and spectacular in effect. Another 
of the new firm's attractions is "Harri- 
gan," a monkey or chimpanzee, which will 
be an usher this season on the Hammer- 
stein Roof. The animal is four years 
old, and wonderfully intelligent, it is said. 
The principal business the firm has settled 
upon thus far, however, seems to be for 
the aid of the park in the smaller city, 
although the scheme is feasible for all. 
They have arranged to place a circuit of 
twenty shows, one following another 
weekly, and all different. The variety is 
expected to prove the drawing card week- 
ly for resorts where the patronage is soon 
exhausted with a permanent attraction, 
or a brief run of an entertainment. Ex- 
pensiveness has been avoided to prevent 
the auditor securing a surfeit of amuse- 
ment for the entrance fee only, the idea 
being to attract the visitor, and hold him 
in line for the concessionaire, the latter 
are persons often neglected by the park 




(Coliseum, Chicago.) 
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the 
Singling Brothers as circus directors wa a 
inaugurated at the Coliseum on Thursday 
evening, April 2. The Ringlings started in 
the circus business at Baraboo, Wis., their 
present winter quarters, twenty-five years 
ago. The equipment at that time consist- 
ed of one horse, one clown and a few 
tamed domestic animals. They are now 
masters of the circus world. The Coliseum 
has housed the premiere for the Ringling 
shows for several years, and the spacious 
institution was well fitted out for the oc- 
casion. There are two rings and two 
stages, with a large hippodrome track. 
Twenty distinct displays, including the 
opening spectacle, which is a general "re- 
view" of the ancient Roman personages in 
new and gorgeous costumes, similar to last 
season's pageantry, are listed, and sixty- 
four acts, inclusive of the equestrian num- 
bers, besides the nine courses of racing 
and trick riding, are shown. , 

The heralded sensational feature is La 
Belle Roche, who makes two revolutions in 
mid-air while speeding down an incline in 
an automobile. The exhibition was not 
given on Thursday, because the two front 
wheels of the machine were put out of 
commission during the final rehearsals and 
could not be replaced in time. 

This year's features, aside from the 
"Somersault Automobile," vary little from 
last year's. The most important are the 
Curzon Sisters, the Clarkonians, Aerial 
Smiths, Patty Brothers, Marnello-Marnitz 
Troupe, Les Bastiens (New Acts), Jack- 
son Family, Daisy Hodgini and Belford 
Family. A number of the acts have been 
seen with the same show last season or 
in vaudeville, but even in this advanced 
period of variety, the program is stupend- 
ous and diversified, and well worth seeing. 
It is a big show, tremendously big. 
Display No. 2 is given over entirely to 
James Dutton. with eight fine steeds in 
spectacular equestrian feats. Three herds 
of performing elephants under the respec- 
tive discipline of James Johnson, Pearl 
Souder and George Keene, interested, the 
animals showing unusual training. This 
exhibition is followed by a varied assort- 
ment of aerial and perch acts. The Six 
Golems; from Persia, showed dexterity in 
perch climbing and juggling, and the Four 
Jordans gave a very good demonstration 
of their skill on a high wire. The Aerial 
Smiths thrilled the spectators oh double 
trapeze, and the Aerial Shaws, whose feats 
are similar to the former, received recog- 
nition. The Milletts, the Wards, Emma 
Comalla, De Mario, Hechi and Ardo ap- 
peared simultaneously. 

The Patty Brothers attracted the wid- 
est attention in Display 6 with head bal- 
ancing. Marguerite and Hanley gave an 
extraordinary exhibition of muscular 
strength. It is a novelty act. One of the 
commendable features was the Marnello- 
Marnitz Troupe, composed of three young 
and shapely women and one man, in a 
series of well-executed head balancing 
feats. The "upside down" bell ringing 
seemed to arouse more interest than the 
other tricks. McNally Brothers in hand 
balancing and BeMford Brothers, acrobats, 
occupied ring "one" with Kichi and Haghi, 
contortionists, who found their equal in 
John Miller, at the extreme end of the 
building, where the Four Belmont Brothers 
gave their hand balancing specialty. Five 


bar and acrobatic turns, with plenty ~6t 
comedy, entertained. The Prosit Trio, all 
made up as clowns, received attention, 
notwithstanding the fact that Horton and 
Linder, in a very amusing horizontal bar 
act, created a furore on the stage next 
to the ring occupied by them. 

The Carroll and Judge Trio, although 
with comedy makeup, worked "straight" 
throughout their acrobatic manoeuvres, 
which pleased, from all indications. The 
Livingston Trio, horizontal bar, are ex- 
perts in their line, and the Mardo Trio, 
in comedy acrobatics, created a favorable 
impression in their section. It is a good 

The novel and sensational feature of the 
show was the Curzon Sisters, whose re- 
markable performance in mid air pre- 
sented one of the most beautiful spectacles 
seen in a long time. The girls are pretty 
and graceful, and their dauntless whirling, 
high in the dome, suspended by their 
teeth, proved a distinct hit. No other act 
was given during their performance. 

Riccabona introduced two. fine steeds. 
The "good night" horse was reluctant 
about going to bed, and after a little 
persuasion the animal stretched himself 
out, but refused to pull down the covers, 
which is one of the important parts of 
the act. Buckley's dogs were liked. Lil 
Kerslake and his Porkene family brought 
laughter. It is an odd act and would be 
amusing even without the various antics. 
Display 19 provided an assembly of 
acrobatic exploits of unusual merit. The 
Belford Family was excellent, the "Ris- 
ley" work of the younger members of the 
aggregation splendidly accomplished. Even 
with the stages and rings active, the Bel- 
fords became distinct, and received con- 
siderable applause. Schica Hichi and Al- 
right showed ordinary posturing, and the 
Mangeahn Troupe, five in number, dis- 
played agility in familiar acrobatics. The 
Ten Mirza-Golems offered the same acro- 
batic and "Risley" act seen with the show 
last season, and still commands admira- 
tion. The Eight Cornallas furnished a 
good portion of ground tumbling and hand 

The aerial section is as good as last 
year. The Four McNallys are high wire 
experts. The Clarkonians are the princi- 
pal features, with their hazardous and 
difficult somersaulting in mid-air and 
scored heavily. The Jordan Family (9) 
thrilled with casting, and made an excel- 
lent showing. Ed Millet t balanced on a 
single trapeze quite dexterously, and the 
Alvarez Troupe gave a good account of 
themselves in a similar act. 

The equestrian and menage display was 
noteworthy, particularly on account of the 
frequency of daring exhibitions by Miss 
M. Van, Miss R. Went worth, Emma Stiek- 
ney, Robert Stickney, Charles Clark (New 
Act), John Agee, Frank Shadle. Jack 
Foley and Miss A. Jarvis were prominent, 
also John Mercer, who gave an exhibition 
of driving in the arena. 

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hobson in sensa- 
tional jockey riding and the Three Garks 
in acrobatic bareback feats showed skill 
and unusual control. Daisy Hodgini also 
greatly pleased. 

The Spectacular cycle act of the Jackson 
Family was one of the real events, also 

t'fie comedy trick bicycle -ti'uijbcr-cffcred 
by the Baker Troupe, which brought 
laughter and caused the spectators to 
watch discerningly. Wood and Woods 
gave a wire walking exhibition that inter- 
ested, and the Burtinos at the other end 
of the building furnished a similar act. 
The Three Duttons were highly entertain- 
ing with their high class manoeuvres. 

The closing section consisted of hippo-, 
drome numbers, such as trick riding and 
racing contests. 

The show in its entirety is massive. 
The Ringlings had a good show last year 
and they have fulfilled every anticipation 
as regards the magnitude and diversity of 
features this season. The menagerie is 
large, containing every species of foreign 
and domestic animals. The curio hall, a 
new departure, attracted throngs. The 
comedy department is increased over last 
year. There are many clowns in new and 
unique funny business. 

Frank Wiesberg. 

Boston, April 9. 
After the trial of a week and a half, the 
Boston Hippodrome has not pulled in the 
crowds expected, and the prices have been 
cut in halves. The general feeling in town 
is, that the show is not worth the original 
prices charged. The Flying Banvards are 
easily the best act in the list, these 
people putting up something that is new 
in the way of aerial work. Aside from 
Oscar Lowande's backward somersault 
from one horse to another, there is noth- 
ing else in the show that hasn't been 
seen with every one-ring circus for the 
past thirty years. There are no thrillers, 
everything running along on an even 
scale, and that scale not pitched very 
high. The show seems very tame. 

The Hagenbeck Elephants, now at the 
Hippodrome, will play there two weeks 
longer, when they leave to join the circus 


The route of the Hagenbeck -Wallace 
circus for the coming season, as now laid 
out, includes a visit at Chicago for two 
weeks. This stop will occur next October, 
and may wind up the show's trip at that 

The Rowlands, who were engaged abroad 
by C. E. Corey to join the Hagenbeck- 
Wallace circus, are not coming over. The 
Bedinis have been booked to replace the 
act with the show. 

A big society circus is scheduled for 

May in Jamaica to run a whole week. 

The affair given there last year for a 

charity returned a profit estimated at 

Thomas Franklin, former manager for 
Frank Fillis, the South African circus 
proprietor, who was recently reported as 
being in bankruptcy, is in New York. He 
said this week that Mr. Fillis has not 
been in bankruptcy. He was embarrassed 
for money, and by agreement his creditors 
took temporary charge of the show which 
Fillis is operating under canvas through 
South Africa. The representatives of the 
creditors handle all funds, taking the re- 

ceipts at the door, paying salaries and 
other charges. They retain a certain pro- 
portion of the net profits. This scheme 
will be continued until Fillis' obligations 
are satisfied. Mr. Franklin declared that 
the circus man would be on his feet again 
very shortly with a clean financial slate. 

Talk was revived again this week of 
putting a circus under canvas into Har- 
lem, New York, for a long summer en- 
gagement. A representative of the back- 
ers of the scheme went so far as to make 
tentative arrangements for the booking 
of acts. He would not disclose the names 
of his principals for the present, however. 
From his conversation it is presumed th* 
show will be a one ring affair with a 
hippodrome track and one platform. It 
could not be learned what arrangements 
have been made with the municipal au- 
thorities, there being^a regulation against 
putting up tents within the city limits 
for show purposes. 

On Broadway, near Forty-second street, 
there is a freak show which has been on 
exhibition for a couple of weeks. It oc- 
cupies the store where once John Quinn 
exposed gambling, without affecting the 
business of the nearby neighborhood. 
Among the freaks are "The cow with the 
human skin," "Blue Bell, a hairless 
horse"; "Hiram, the argest horse in the 
world"; "Tom Thumb and Admiral Dot, 
the two smallest horses in the world," 
and "Paddy, the smallest and handsomest 
donkey in the world." "Hiram," said to 
be 21 hands high, and weighing o,065 
pounds, looks his weight, but seems to fall 
short on the height, He is a heavy- 
looking, white, shaggy animal. "Blue 
Bell, the hairless wonder," is quite some 
freak. Her forequarters are smooth and 
soft, but her hindquarters are built like 
an elephant's, and the horse has a tail, 
small, hard and sharp, just like an ele- 
phant's. "The cow with the human skin" 
is pink all over with the veins showing, 
as though she had been shaven. The cow 
looks like a fine Jersey, but may be a 
freak. Near her hoofs are bright red, 
which a glib lecturer explains is from the 
blood rushing down there when she stands 
up. The ponies are cute, and the donkey 
a real "donk," being marked by a cross 
on the back. The show came in from 
Newark, and hails from Easton, Pa. It 
has caused a lot of local talk around "the 
corner," and no one complains abort not 
receiving the value of the ten cents ad- 
mission fee. 

Charles Eldridge Griffin, formerly of the 
Ringling Brothers and Buffalo Bill forces, 
will manage the side shows with the Al. F. 
Wheeler New Model outfit, said to be the 
biggest and best equipped wagon show on 
the road this year. Among the attractions 
under Griffin's care will be Capt. Snyder's 
Hypnotic Lion; Cleo, snake charmer; Bel- 
mont's Comedy Bears; "Comical Coco," 
clown ventriloquist; an imported 'Punch 
and Judy" show; Griflin, the Yankee Yogi, 
and ten cages of animals. A parade Mill 
be given daily, followed by a free exhibi- 
tion on the lot, a feature of which will be 
a blindfolded ride down a 60- foot ladder 
on a unicycle. 

John Ringling was expected to reach 
New York yesterday (Fridavi. 




Initial Presentation, Firtt Appearance 01 
Reappearance in New York City. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Barry (New Act), 

Zelie de Lussan, Colonial. 
Adele Ritchie, Hammerstein's. 

Yorke, Adams and Company, Alhambra. 

Ethel Levey, Fifty -eighth Street. 

Laura Burt, Harry Standford and Com- 
pany, Pastor's. 

Clifford and Raldin, Pastor'*. 

Billy B. Van and Rose Beaumont, Or- 

Three Florence Sisters, Keeney's, Brook- 

Earl Whyte and* Company, Keeney's, 

Fred Dupret, Keeney's, Brooklyn. 

Jack Terry and Mabel Lambert. 
"English Types Seen Through American 

1 6 Mins.; Full Stage (is), Close in One, 


The program states that this engage- 
ment marks the return of the American 
pair after an absence of seven years. In 
that time their American eyes and Ameri- 
can sense of humor have been busy, and 
they have brought back a budget of capital 
caricatures. The art has a neat setting 
of plain red drops, so hung that the char- 
acters enter through a curtained opening 
back centre, the background of solid color 
throwing their figures into relief. The 
first bit of burlesque shows a London 
woman in violent altercation with a cab- 
man over the amount of her fare, and 
served fairly well as an introduction, but 
it was the reproduction of an English 
actress impersonating an American girl 
that put the pair in good favor. Mr. 
Terry is an English lord, of the conven- 
tional imhecilic sort, and is led on to a 
proposal of marriage by the American girl 
through a conversation and song that fair- 
ly bristle with keen satire, vue English 
actr.'»ss' idea of the American heiress being 
a happy burlesque skilfully kept within 
bounds. A coster song in costume is used 
for the close. Both principals have clear 
singing voices and handle their dialogue 
and business with the utmost smoothness. 

Les Bastiens. 
Singling Bros. 

This is one of the new European novel- 
ties engaged by John Ringling. A man 
and a boy compose the act, which consists 
of head balancing and somersaulting on 
the back of a running horse. The boy is 
possessed of extraordinary strength, and 
his intrepidity in the various hand and 
shoulder stands with the elder, gives the 
act distinction. It is not a showy act, 
and while the feats appear simple, they 
are intricate and difficult. 

Charles Clark. 
Ringling Bros. 

Mr. Clark juggles various articles and 
performs many novel feats on horseback. 
He is unquestionably a good juggler and 
baton spinner and made a general good 

Frank Wiesberg. 


Charlene and Charlene. 

Juggling and Music. 

17 Mins.; Three (14); Close in One (3). 

Fifth Avenue. 

Although the pair have been in this 
country some months, this is their first 
metropolitan showing. At the Fifth Ave- 
nue this week they are scoring a success 
out of all proportion to the importance 
of the opening position, and on merit 
could pass in any place on an ordinary 
bill. Charles Charlene does the juggling, 
reeling off a fast routine with the verv 
perfection of style and sureness. Wednes- 
day night he missed only one trick, doing 
the trick of catching a cigar in his mouth 
and at ihe same time throwing a silk 
hat into a balance on the bridge of his 
nose without a slip. Lily Charlene sup- 
plies the music, delivering a capital piano 
number and playing the xylophone. Her 
work on the latter compares with the 
l>cst that has been heard in vaudeville, 
and the close in one was unmistakably de- 
manded as an encore. Miss Charlene is, 
besides, a very attractive young person, 
and both dress in a stvle bevond criticism. 


Maude Lambert. 


1 a Mins.; One. 

Fifty-eighth Street. 

After an engagement of some length in 
"Lonesome Town" Maude Lambert is 
making her reappearance in the varieties 
at the Fifty-eighth Street house for this 
single week. In a becoming gown of 
shimmering white material she rendered 
three songs that showed her pretty 
soprano voice to good advantage. Miss 
Lambert is endowed with plenty of mag- 
netism ami has a direct manner of de- 
livery that "gets." In marked contrast 
to the many English singers heard over 
here Miss Laml>ert sings but one verse 
of each song, and it works out beautifully. 
Her closing song, "Stingy," during the 
chorus of which she distributed about a 
dozen small "Teddy bears." was naturallv 
the most popular and gave the turn a 
good finish. On Monday night Miss Lam- 
bert received much flowers and was a 
solid success. Xext week Miss Lambert 
returns to "Lonesome Town," of which 
she has been "the hit" and mainstay. 


Bert Jordan. 
Dancing and Singing, 
is Mins.; One. 

A good clog and eccentric dancer, Mr. 
Jordan is out of his element when he at- 
tempts comic singing and talk. His 
stories are familiar, and those that were 
not were scarcelv worth while, as were 
pretty much all of his incidental remarks. 
He has a fairly agreeable voice, but he 
does not deliver his songs with any dis- 
tinction. A dancing finish won him the 
real applause that his other efforts failed 
to arouse, and this should bring him to 
a realization of his proper field. He is a 
capital dancer and with a proper selection 
of songs would do much better. Rush. 

Conroy, Le Mai re and Company (1). 

"King for a Night" (Comedy). 

25 Mins.; One (5); Full Stage (Interior 



"King for a Night" is purely comedy. 
It is in two scenes and for laughing qual- 
ities, is all the author, Frank J. Conroy. 
intended. Monte Skinner (tieorge Lc 
Maire) agrees to present at the residence 
of Mile. Nancette (Edith Forrest) a real 
King. French society presumably was un- 
der the influence of the nobility bug at the 
time, and Mile. Nancette, to outshine the 
rest of the bunch, agrees to pay Skinner 
to introduce the King. Abe Washington 
I.oe (Frank J. Conrov). Skinner's valet, is 
impressed, and duly introduced as the 
"Ruler of Blaekwellis." Skinner looks 
over the house, discovering much of value, 
and decides that to simply take the money 
for introducing a King would l>e a piker s 
trick, so, doping the mistress, he collects all 
the pawnable articles in sight. lie has 
forgotten his valet. In steps Little Abie, 
hands Skinner the sleep wallop, replaces 
the valuables and starts to exit; thinks 
better of it. returns, cops the bag of 
jewels and makes a hasty retire, even 
taking the safe along. As a laugh-maker 
the act will undoubtedly prove a big suc- 
cess. There are many bright lines and 
amusing situations, all handled to a nicety. 
The one big mistake is the dark stage 
used at the opening. The dim light hides 
entirely Mr. Conroy's facial expressions, 
which are too valuable to 1h» lost even 
for the smallest possible time. The in- 
terior set required is also much more 
lavish than the house affords, and with 
proper setting the act will appear to a 
much better advantage. Conroy is a 
blackface comedian of the first water. 
The expression of his face changes every 
second, and each ticks a laugh. His methods 
are extremely quiet throughout, making 
his work doubly effective. Miss Forrest 
looked and played well the part of the 
heiress. Mr. Le Maire still needs some 
little rehearsing. Some few alterations, 
and, possibly, a slight cut in time, should 
place the act in a position to secure good 
time. Dash. 

Moore and Palmer Company (3). 
"The Man's the Thing" (Romantic). 
20 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Fifth Avenue. 

"The Man's the Thing" is a bit of Alex. 
Dumas, admirably constructed for vaude- 
ville use and very handily played by the 
little organization with Carlyle Moore and 
Ethelyn Palmer as principals. Touches of 

comedy and picturesque costuming lighten 
the early passages, the plot preliminaries 
being delivered crisply and in action, and 
the stirring finish grows naturally out of 
the development of the interesting little 
story • Ihe scene is laid in an English 
tavern in the days when gallants wore 
swords and fought for their ladies fair. 
Lord Hilton Marburv pavs dishonorable 
but graceful court to Mistress Hetty Bel- 
mont (Ethelyn Palmer), while the wooing 
of penniless Charles Neweoml>e (Carlyle 
Moore) is honest but awkward. Mistress 
Hetty comes to the tavern disguised as a 
man in an attempt to test the spirit of 
her clumsy suitor and is there discovered 
by the sportive Lord. He insists upon a 
kiss as the price of his silence upon the 
subject of lier escapade, and this leads 
up to an exceedingly well managed sword 
tight, the Lord ami one of his followers 
being pitted against the lone Newcombe 
in a riotous battle all over the stage. 
The tight is a splendid bit of realistic 
stage business, working up to an intensely 
interesting climax at the curtain. The 
playlet is adequately staged ami presented 
by the company Of five, and should im- 
mediately be accepted as a standard vaude- 
ville Dumber. Few dramatic pieces have 
l>een shown this season that should be 
rated above it for sustained interest. 



"The Living Bullet." 


"Zula, the Living Bullet," is a revival 
of "The Human Cannon Ball." which 
played with circuses for years back over 
here, and is as well known in Europe 
under various lurid descriptive titles. 
"Zula" enters an immense cannon planted 
on an immense caisson. He is "shot" from 
there through a flaming hoop, landing in 
a net stretched beneath, the usual for- 
mality of the flier catching a trapeze bar 
having been dispensed with. It is not sen- 
sational, nor thrilling, nor is it apt to 
interest adults. For children it may cause 
about the same degree of excitement 
which "The Human Cannon Ball" did in 
his day for their parents, although the 
"Cannon Ball" was worked in much let- 
ter, and a more showmaitfike manner. 


Daisy Harcourt is on the Orpheum Cir- 

Richard Crolius and Company (4). 

"Trotter's Troubles" (Farce). 

22 Mins.; Full Stage; Close in One. 


Mr. CroKllS bills himself as "the original 
Tiff 1 Donovan in •Peaches.' " although be 
is playing a part as far removed in kind 
as could well be imagined. "Trotter's 
Troubles" is rather an ordinary farcical 
sketch, depending upon plot complica- 
tion^, rather more ridiculous than plausi- 
ble for its humor. Mr. Crolius is the 
same smooth, easy comedian as the mild- 
teinpcred husband that he was as "Biff." 
Of the other members Alice Warwick 
contributes the most by her attractive 
appearance and graceful playing, although 
the importance of her part is rather in- 
considerable. Mrs. Johnson, so runs the 
story, has indulged in a harmless flirta- 
tion with Mr. Meredith (Oeorge T. 
Welch), who holds a letter from her as 
evidence of their intimacy. Mrs. Trotter, 
whose relation to Mrs. Johnson is utterly 
unexplained, seeks to break off the affair 
and so directs her husband to upbraid 
her (Mrs. Trotter) for some mvthical in- 
discretion, seeking by this means to show 
Mrs. Johnson the result of a husband's 
awakened jealousy, and so warn her of 
her danger. Trotter plays his part very 
poorly until he is led to believe that his 
wife has in fact been unfaithful. Then 
he storms in real earnest. By his skill- 
ful handling of the principal part Mr. 
Crolittl carries the sketch without ex- 
treme roughness and at the Novelty it 
was a laughing hit. Rush. 




Nat S. Jerome and Company (a). 
"The Marriage Fee" (Comedy). 
19 Mini.; Full Stage. 

Pastor's. , 

Matthew ( joldnian us responsible f or_ 

"The Marriage Fee," and he has succeeded 
in turning out a fairly entertaining little 
farce, although at times it is hard to tell 
the whys and wherefores. Jacob Wein- 
stein (Nat S. Jerome) is a marriage 
broker ami also a salesman for a lottery. 
He has one son, in whom all his fatherly 
ambition lies. The son (W. S. Thome) 
loves and is loved by Fanny Bluml>erg 
(C'irystal William* 1. a working girl. 
Weinstein is trvimr to maneuver a mar- 
riage for a wealthy clothing dealer and 
Fannie, for which he is to be paid, if suc- 
cessful, five hundred dollars. When the 
old man learns that his son and Fanny 
are sweethearts, he orders his boy to drop 
Fanny, which the son refuses to do, and 
is summarily turned out from the home. 
Weinstein. on looking over his lottery list, 
discovers that ticket MP, which he has 
in his book as l>elonging to Fanny, has 
won $10,000, He hurriedly recalls his 
son, directs he bring ranny to him, and 
gives them his blessing. He then asks 
for the lottery ticket and finds the girl 
holds Xo. 806, which wins nothing. The 
deed is done, however. There is much 
that is funny in the offering, although the 
pathos, unless a letter reason for it can 
be invented, should 1k» dropped altogether. 
Mr. Jerome gives a fairly even per- 
formance, showing, however, to much let- 
ter advantage in the comedy moments. 
Mr. Thorne and Miss Williams were high- 
ly satisfactory in their support. Atten- 
tion and care should turn out a fairly 
good laughing sk'it. lianh. 

Sophie Taylor. 


la Mins.; One. 


Sophie Taylor is new to Pastor's, and 
very likely new to New York. She works 
in b'ackface. wearing a gown typical of 
the dressrd-up colored woman, which per- 
haps it might lie better, in these times 
of "swell dressing, to improve. Coon 
songs of (he shouty kind only were used, 
and for this style of song Miss Taylor has 
the right kind of a voice. It is loud and 
at times a bit harsh, but not at all un- 
pleasant, and she handles the songs well. 
Her last song. "Rosy," sung with an Ed- 
die Leonard drawl, made her a solid hit, 
and the house was unwilling to let her go. 


J. W. Shery. 
13 Mins.; One. 

The monologist was on when there were 
so few people in the house that it would 
be unfair to pass an opinion. He works in 
blackface, using a I>e\v Doekstader make- 
up. The most noticeable thing about him 
was a peculiar unairected laugh, funny in 
itself. Some of the talk is not exact I v 


new, but it reallv deserved more than it 
got. There were not more than ten people 
in the house, and thev evident lv were 
coming out of the stupor occasioned by 
the stereopticon some time before. Mr. 
Rhery ought to have a chance. Daxh. 


Walt McDougal. 
aa Min.; One. 
Keith 'sy fiiihnkipiiiar 

Walt McDougal is cartoonist on one of 
the local dailies. Having considerable 
standing and popularity, he proved a good 
drawing feature. Mr. McDougal chose for 
his offering a series of sketches depicting 
the various evolutions of woman's dress 
during a period of fifty years, each draw- 
ing being introduced with a little talk. 
Following in the wake of Winsor McCay, 
Bert Levy and other cartoonists, Mc- 
Dougal's offering suffered through absence 
of life or humor, and there was nothing 
in the monologistic introductory to add an 
illumining touch. On Monday afternoon 
the act ran thirtv minutes and consumed 
twenty-two in the evening, with the same 
sketches. He draws verv slowlv for a 
cartoonist, and there is nothing in the 
pictures to awaken especial interest. 
McDougal was well received and his ef- 
forts lil>crally applauded. With carica- 
tures or cartoons with some humor, he 
will have a better chance of success in 
vaudeville. The talk needs just as much 
overhauling. (Jcorgr M, Yo»t\(j. 

Musical McLarens. 


20 Min.; Full Stage; Close in One. 

Keith's, Philadelphia. 

The Five Musical McLarens is a local 
offering. The act has played clubs and 
several of the smaller houses, and this is 
their first chance for a real test. There 
are four girls and a young man, one of 
the girls l>eing a mere child and showing 
promise. Newly costumed for the debut 
on the "big circuit" the quintet made an 
attractive appearance. All the girls are 
young and rank well as to looks. One 
has a TOcal solo which is hampered 
through the girl stepping backward and 
forward with almost every line. A piano. 
violin and trombone number is the poorest 
and should be dropped until perfeeted. and 
then a more up-to-date number used. The 
selections for the brasses are also poorly 
chosen. There is one dancing number, 
which, with some trap-drumming by the 
little girl, proved the best liked. The 
quintet is well known in this city and 
the act made a good impression. A notice- 
able fault was leaving the stage unoc- 
cupied after each selection. It would l>e 
well to have one, two, or probably all in 
the act to remain on the stage, exiting 
onlv on the dance. What is needed most 
is opportunity to drill the act into its 
proper shape, and when this is accom- 
plished the McLarens will have a musical 
offering that should find ready recognition 
in the vaudeville market. 

George M. Yount/. 

Ceo. Evans is at Keith's. Philadelphia, 
this week. 


After an absence of seven years Jack 
Terrv and Mabel Lambert, who are at the 
Colonial this week, find it necessary to 
specially announce to their audiences that 
while the character types they portray 
are English, they themselves are natives 
of the United States. 

The first two day* of the week Mr. 
Terry made this statement in a general 
way. but the audience remained uncon- 
vinced until on Wednesday night he was 
forced to emphasize it in a rather lengthy 


By an arrangement which Martin Beck 
lias entered into with one of the largest 
process photographers in New York City 
artists playing the Orpheuin Circuit and 
the WesTeiii hoifHeH^Wtri* bt ikhriM olli-dll 
the large quantity of photographs re- 
quired by the various local managers for 
what these artists formerly paid for ex- 
pressage and postage in forwarding the 
old style "mounted" photos to the various 

This latter function, in cases where the 
acts co-operate with the general press de- 
partment of the Orpheum Circuit now 
being organized by Mark A. Luescher, 
will be performed by this department 
here in New York, beginning with the 
opening of next season, but it has always 
been a difficult matter on a circuit as ex- 
tensive as this to secure an ample supply 
of material to properly exploit the fea- 
tures each bill contained. 

That the photographs are as essential 
to the local managers, if not more so, as 
the billing and plots, is shown by the 
fact that their supply ,js made a condi- 
tion of every vaudeville contract. Still 
the artists, with some exceptions, have 
been extremely negligent and sparing in 
the number of photos they have provided. 

In many cases an act would begin the 
season well stocked with a varied assort- 
ment of illustrations, but as the season 
advanced the supply gradually diminished 
until so few would be furnished in some 
houses that the Sunday showing in many 
in 1 1 »«»it a lit papers and the advance display 
in the lobbv were totallv lost. 

Mr. Beck intends to avoid this condition 
and thinks he can show the wav without 
too great a cost to artists. By the ar- 
rangement he has entered into, mentioned 
above, photographs can he gotten at the 
rate of $."> to $ti..")0 j>er hundred, which is 
the number it is estimated the circuit re- 
quires from each act booked. This is the 
average price of a dozen of the photo- 
graphs now l>eing used. 

All that the artist need do under this 
arrangement is to provide the originals — 
three or four st vies- and these will be re 
duced or enlarged to one uniform size 
which will be adopted. 

Mr. Beck has issued a circular setting 
forth the necessity and economy of the 
plan and all the artists who have heard 
of the proposition declare it to be an im- 
portant saving and B great convenience as 


Philadelphia. April 8. 

'The Yankee Prince." in which the re- 
cently re-organized Four Cohans. Sam 
Kvan. Tom Lewis and .Jack (iaidner are 
tilling "fat" roles, opened to a rapacity 
llOUse here Monday night. The public 
received the piece with open arms and the 
press comments were most Mattering. Tom 
Lewis is credited with a bigger hit thair 
he made in "(Jeorge Washington, dr.." and 
two or three of Cohan's new songs and 
a dance by (Jeorge and Josephine Cohan 
were made black type features in the 
press notices on Tuesday. It is already 
an established success. 


If an investigation now being made by 
the License Bureau is successful it is pos- 
sible that many of the big New York 
restaurants will be compelled to take out 
— neeirsVh~"as llwUli art Ujiirt fug ayaiirtnir 

It has been brought to the attention of 
Commissioner Bogart that the headwaiters 
of these places have been in the habit 
of putting on shows, arranging orchestra 
and band concerts and in other ways 
supplying entertainments to rich patrons 
and receiving fees for this service. In 
some cases the fees from this source have 
been a rich "graft" for headwaiters. 

Wealthy patrons were in the habit of 
going to the headwaiter and arranging 
with him to give an entertainment after 
dinner for a stated amount, say $150. 
The headwaiter thereupon supplied an or- 
chestra and a singer or two at a cost of 
$100 and pocketed the difference. Under 
the Employment Agency law this consti- 
tutes an agent's fee and anyone receiving 
such a fee without being a regularly li- 
censed agent is subject to a heavy fine. 

It is believed that some representative 
of a restaurant will be willing to come 
forward and submit to a test trial on an 
admitted set of facts. 


Boston, April 9. 
(Jeorge (lark, for many years superin- 
tendent of Keith's, has succeeded to the 
position of resident manager, formerly 
held by N. IX Dupree. Smith R. Mowry, 
now of the Orpheum, returned to Keith's 
as associate manager, and Harry (Justin, 
manager of the Bijou Dream, is at the 
Orpheum. Charles Cladding, of the Keith 
staff, replaced ("Justin. 


Philadelphia, April 8. 

(ieorge Kvans played Keith's this week, 
replacing dames J. Morton as one of the 
chief numbers OB the bill. Evans resigned 
from the Que Ed wards- Felix Isman pro- 
duction. "A Merry-Oo-Round." which is 
billed to open here next Monday night, 
and Morton has replaced Kvans in the 

Kvans gives dissatisfaction over his part, 
which was not satisfactory to him. and 
also on account of Mable I lite being 
billed in the notices as co-star with "The 
llonev Boy;" He was booked for Keith's 
on Saturday, opening Monday. The open* 
ing of thu baseball season here acted as 
an additional magnet, and Kvans resumed 
his training with the Phillies on the local 
grounds, which he started with the team 
on the recent trip to the Smith. 

Kvans will play the Circle next Sunday 
night. He has no bookings offered until 
April 20, at the 58th Street, New York, 
and will train for his minstrel season on 
the ball ground. Cohan and Harris, under 
whose management Kvans will start out 
in August, are in town and will look 
"The Honey Hoy's" baseball ability over 
carefully, as this is a point for recogni- 
tion in Cohan's eves. 

Ed. Hlondell. in "The Lost Bov." is at 
the Colonial this week, and has been 
booked for the Poll Circuit. Mr. Blondell's 
previous engagement to this week's was 
the Cleveland Hippodrome. 

The Kratons open at the Kolies Marigny, 
Paris. Sept. 1. and have been booked in 
Europe for ten months from that date 
by Wesley A- Pincus through the Marin* 
elli office. A duplicate <»t their present 
act will be played over here during their 
absence by Clarence Johnson and Brothers. 




If anybody has any lingering doubt as Judging from the attendance on Wednes- 
to what effect the offering of second-class day evening at the Hippodrome, the man- 
entertainment has had upon the popular agement must blame either the Barnum- 
' j>lice^^h^tiR«arifuV.;iie*bT"hc W tfi fcfc IC -Baifcy ei«uc, «t~4hc 4fad!So»-.-5qiw* 
had an illuminating lesson from a visit 

to the American Theatre while "The 
Smart Set" was playing there last week. 
Here's a production that represents to the 
popular priced circuit at least the same 
degree of excellence as does the ambitious 
.enterprise of Williams and Walker to 
Broadway. And yet into such disrepute 
has the American Theatre fallen after a 
series of melodramatic terribles that the 
show was unable to draw the audiences 
it deserved on its merits. 

"The Smart Set," presented by an or- 
ganiaztion made up altogether of colored 
people, offers an evening of solid amuse- 
ment. Its humor is unhackneyed and in- 
telligently directed for the most part, al- 
though there are times when it makes its 
bid to the upstairs element through 
roughness. And as a singing organization 
the company approaches the top notch. 
There is the true negro melody about the 
choruses and the individual singers, at 
least as far as their singing goes, make 
no attempt to pose. The ensemble num- 
bers were a real delight to hear, and on 
this score alone the offering commands a 

The main business of the principals is 
to create laughs and they abandon them- 
selves to this purpose with commendable 
consistency. The occasions are few where 
any attempt to polite pretense is made, 
everybody working to support the comedy 
of the show with admirable singleness of 
effort. S. H. Dudley is an excellent come- 
dian, working with smooth, quiet skill and 
drawing laughter by his capital clowning. 
James Burris supports the straight end 
a la George Walker without encroaching 
upon the dangerous ground of taking him- 
self seriously. These two keep up a run- 
ning frre of riotous fun in dialogue and 
business that should keep any audience 
interested. Irving Allen, as a colored vet- 
eran of questionable war record, had a 
subordinate comedy part, but overreached 
himself in his efforts to be funny. The 
plot is pieced out with half a dozen minor 
male characters, a few female principals 
and a chorus whose chief virtue was the 
ability to make extremely agreeable 
music. They were not particularly inter- 
esting when they tried to act, but they 
did this very seldom and sang a great 
deal. Rose Lee Tyler was a negligible 
quantity in the comedy department, but 
her two solos aroused unlimited enthusi- 
asm, particularly her plantation melodies 
in the third act. Her other number, 
backed by an octette of male singers, was 
likewise one of the hits of the show. 

A military finale to the second act was 
admirably handled. Some chorus evolu- 
tions were shown that burlesque stage 
managers could study with profit for its 
liveliness and snap. William Lytell is 
credited with having staged the piece, a 
matter that has been handled with un- 
failing taste and correct judgment. 

The piece tells a fairly plausible story, 
but plot is seldom permitted to intrude at 
the expense of the laughable farce once 
the necessary preliminaries are over. S. 
B. Cassin is responsible for the book. 


Cissy Loftus will close her vaudeville 
tour at St. Louis next week. 

Garden, or itself for the many seats left 
unsold at the box-office. 

There were hardly sufficient people pres- 
ent to make the Hippodrome look like 
a public place. The circus acts on the 
program alone deserved a better patronage. 
The variety portion of the show has been 
nearly wholly altered since the opening 
of the season. The only acts holding over 
are the Hagenbeck Elephants and the 
clowns, Marceline and Holland. 

The very newest thing at the Hippo- 
drome is "Zula, the Living Bullet" (New 
Acts). On Wednesday evening that in- 
flated but flattened "sensation" was placed 
between the two acts of "Lady Gay's 
Garden Party," the vaudeville numbers ap- 
pearing immediately prior to tjie finale 
of the first. 

Goleman's Dogs and Cats are one of the 
features of the circus division. The act 
is new to the Hip, but not to New York. 
Since appearing at Hammerstein's Roof 
two years ago, Goleman has changed the 
offering about greatly. In place of the 
"meal," where the dog helped the cat out 
of its basket, the canine now replaces the 
mouser in a bed set upon the stage, pulling 
up the bed covering over itself. It is Ricca- 
bonna's "going-to-bed" horse trick over 
again by a dog, and it made an immense 
hit. Also did two cats jumping into a 
basket, held by a string from the flies at 
a height of about four and one-half feet, 
the cats catching the lower part and 
clambering over, with the trainer absent 
from the stage. The basket is then drawn 
to the roof, and birds fly to it. It is a 
pretty and well trained trick, the leap 
alone looking almost impossible for the 
felines. Goleman has his animals well 
groomed, is dressed modishly himself in 
evening clothes, and the act, which in- 
cludes other of the tricks made known over 
here before, looks in first class shape, and 
was greatly liked. 

Kitty Traney and her pretty horse act 
just fitted into the green foliage of the 
lawn setting given the ring, and the Be- 
dinis, a jockey and riding act, easily won 
the admiration. There are five people in 
the act, three young women, a woman and 
a man. Some high-school stepping is fol- 
lowed by good trick riding in duo and 
quartets. It is a "sight" act as well, the 
dressing being the prettiest ever seen in 
a number of tins nature. 

The Seven Grunathos, Okabe Troupe of 
Japs and the Heras Family occupied the 
stage for one number, each winning dis- 
tinction by their work, the Japs holding 
the centre alone for the final trick. Six 
women and a man compose the Grunathos, 
the girls working in skirts, as do some 
of the Herases, but all the skirt-wearers 
should take example by the bloomer- 
costumed young woman of the Heras 
Family. The three acts made a good 
combination number, with the applause 
scattered equally, the Japs landing hard 
in the audience's favor through remaining 
on the stage the longest. 

The Hagenbeck Elephants, under the 
direction of Reuben Castang. are not alone 
thought to be the largest trained herd (12) 
performing at one time, but it is also 
thought to be the best trained lot of 
mammoths ever exhibited. The dressy 
appearance of Mr. Castang and his snappy 


For the special purpose of Mr. Will- 
iams' house across the' bridge the show 
this week is a bit lacking in strong com- 
edy -retae*." To--be~&src Ifah/tj CteSfc*^ 
ard Company (New Acts) and the Clar- 
ence Wilbur number went a long way to 
supply this demand, but they made up 
but two of seven, the others being pretty 
much straight. Billy Burke is well rep- 
resented, the Crolius and Wilbur acts 
being both of his production. 

McCrea and Poole opened with the 
snapshooting specialty. The conviction 
forces itself upon the observer that Mc- 
Crea loses a good deal of effect through 
his carelessness in maintaining a sprightly 
stage bearing. He wears a military uni- 
form, but his bearing is not military. 

Marion Wilder was billed for the "No. 
2" position, but after the Monday mati- 
ness was shifted further down the pro- 
gram. And justly so. She has a delight- 
fully simple way of rendering her songs. 
In all things, dressing, bearing and hand- 
ling lyrics, she is utterly without pose or 
pretense, and she makes a decidedly pretty 
picture. Popular songs of current use 
make up her offering. She has a rather 
light parlor voice, but it is agreeable in 
quality to make up for its lack of vol- 
ume. Her personal beauty and attractive 
1 address does the rest. She scored very 
well. Bert Jordan (New Acts), originally 
placed after the intermission, exchanged 
places with her. 

The Osaka Troupe of Japanese made 

the second "dumb" act in the first half. 

They somehow miss the speed of the best 

of the Jap organizations, and it was 

largely the excellent pedal juggling, with 

a boy as the "flyer," that helped to 

a good reception. The perch work is 
work is neatly enough handled, but a bit 

slow. The same may be said of the trick 

top spinning. The men wear gorgeous 

embroidered robes at their entrance, but 

after discarding these the dressing does 

not compare with that of several other 

organizations of the same sort. A good 

looking youngster with a "cute" grin was 

the object of principal interest. 

Clarence Wilbur and his ten "Funny 
Folks" are not at all particular as to the 
methods by which they get laughs. In 
defense of this system it must be ad- 
mitted that they do get them. A good 
deal of Wilbur's funmaking would be 
classified as "burlesque stuff." However, 
it is free from offense. The act would 
be the better for the investment of some 
money in the dressing of the girls. They 
are a good looking sextet, and sing to- 
gether agreeably. 

Brindamour closed the show, holding 
the audience in at the finish with his 
handcuff and cell escapes. The announce- 
ments are skilfully arranged and worded 
to work up interest without delaying the 
smoothness and speed of the turn. 


manner of working the brutes are not the 
least points of commendation in the act. 
Marceline has a bit of comedy with an 
"elephant-dog," but he, with Holland (who 
dresses after "Slivers" Cakley), has put 
together some real funny matter for a 
few moments. It is the "duel" episode. 
Not the "duel" itself, which is tame, but 
the incidents following. Some of the other 
of the clowns' "comedy" does not so class. 



Vaudeville's newest headliners, William 
Rock and Maud Fulton, are in the all im- 
portant next to closing position at Ham- 
■W'Md»VIV« wjeek .~Xt, may be_tr"ly_ 
stated they are experiencing little or no 
trouble in convincing the "wise" Hammer- 
stein bunch the management made no mis- 
take in plating them for the honor place. 
The couple, if anything, are working better 
than they did the first few weeks, and 
the act is going with a snap and life, most 
exhilarating. The general routine remains 
unchanged, although one or two new bits 
used as encores are amusing. The bur- 
lesque showing how a song and dance team 
in the leading roles gave a mellerdrammer 
was extremely funny, and succeeded in 
bringing the pair back after they had 
bowed seven or eight times before. It is 
very seldom a Victoria audience becomes 
as enthusiastic as on Wednesday night. 
Several times during the dances, the house 
broke in with hearty applause. 

Junie McCree and Company gave Mr. 
McCree's familiar though never tiresome 
skit, "The Man from Denver." This house 
is the one best place to see the act. Very 
little of the "dope" stuff gets away from 
the crowd, as it does in many other places. 
The "dope fiend" character has been seen 
a great many times of late in both vaude- 
ville and burlesque, but anything to equal 
Junie McCree in this line is still to be 

Jack Norworth has cut a quantity of his 
talk to make room for some brand new 
verses on his old reliable "Owl" song, and 
they were the same big hit they always 
have been. . It looks as though this song 
would last as long as the comedian. The 
new song panning the imitators came in 
for a good share of favor. Just one other 
nice thing must be said about Jack. He 
didn't do even the tiniest bit of song 
"plugging." Guess the Old Boy is training 
for the Orpheum Circuit. 

The Tennis Trio were in the difficult 
opening position, and it has been some 
time since an act in that spot has done 
as well at this house. The pretty stage 
setting excites interest from the opening, 
and the neat passing of clubs holds it 
throughout. The act couldn't possibly 
have done better than on Wednesday 
night. Not the semblance of a miss 
marred their work. The two young wo- 
men in the specialty help the picture im- 
mensely and assist ably in the work. The 
man upon whom the brunt falls juggles 
easily and smoothly, doing just about 
enough. The spinning of a half dollar 
atop an umbrella gained a genuine round 
of applause. 

Rosie Lloyd did but passably, her last 
song only gaining her anything, and even 
in this s».e fell a long way short of the 
usual mark. Miss Lloyd was called back 
several times to repeat the chorus, but 
all the fuss was caused by four or five 
over ardent "lovers of music," at so much 
per, scattered over the house. 

Shean and Warren keep the audience 
good natured witn their old travesty on 
"Quo Vadis," and the Avolos were up 
against a hard proposition closing the 
show. It was even more difficult than the 
opening spot. Fully three-quarters of the 
house were going out when they came on. 

Minnie Seligman and William Bramwell 
closed the intermission, and did well 
enough with their little playlet, "A Dakota 
Widow." The Brittons. colored, danced. 





It's an uncommonly substantial bill at 
the Colonial this week, as may be imagined 
?i-o!B..t*» f*.ct,jth«t tb.e.JKxn^ons_ojni».p with.. 
their hoop-rolling specialty, followed by 
Howard and Howard. Both numbers are 
accustomed to holding down much more 
important positions. Standard acts are 
the rule, Terry and Lambert (New Acts), 
who reappear, being tjie only newcomers 
in the show. 

The Howard boys have introduced sev- 
eral changes in their talking and singing 
routine. A musical imitation takes the 
place of one of their musical numbers. The 
younger member imitates a 'cello and the 
other a violin in a duet that made one of 
the hits of the act. The imitation has not 
been better done by any one making a 
specialty of this work. A capital parody 
on "H-a-r-r-i-g-a-n" was also new and 
went splendidly. Owing to the presence 
of Joe Welch on the same bill, young 
Howard did an impersonation of Eddie 
Leonard instead of the Hebrew comedian. 
It was a strong feature of the act. 

"The Rose De Haven Sextet" seems to 
be endowed with everlasting youth and 
freshness. The act has been going the 
rounds now for nearly two years, and still 
the dressing is as fresh and pretty as when 
it started. Several song changes have 
been made, including a new composition 
by Miss De Haven, which has an attrac- 
tive swing. The girls are dancing extreme- 
ly well and the act was a bright place in 
the program. 

James Thornton was a big applause 
winner in the first half, and Joe Welch 
and Company closed the intermission with 
the interesting sketch "At Ellis Island" to 
an enthusiastic reception. 

"The Eccentric Gennaro" is now the bill- 
ing for the bandmaster, who had the diffi- 
cult closing position. Gennaro has 
studied his vaudeville audiences, and 
made some shrewd deductions. Originally 
his leadership was a simple matter of 
..Hand training. . His music was excellent 
and the selections well thought out, but 
vaudeville audiences did not take to him 
with any degree of enthusiasm. Now he 
has added hippodrome features to the act, 
his leadership being of the Delsarte-acro- 
batic order. Musical critics may declare 
that this system, adds nothing to the musi- 
cal excellence of his organization, but no- 
body will deny that it arouses a vastly 
greater degree of interest in the audience. 
On Monday night the audience stood up 
through the playing of the national an- 
them, a deference which the New York 
audience pays to few lenders, and even 
at the close of the show remained to give 
the bandmaster three curtain calls. 

Ed Blondell and Company, who have not 
been much in evidence about here lately, 
showed their ingenuous little comedy sketch 
'The Lost Boy." There is an odd, at- 
tractive quality about Blondell's clown- 
ing nnd his style of humor is unique. 
Bertha Wilson does a good deal for the 
act, also, by her graceful handling of a 
very pale role. 

Belle Blanche was next to closing and 
scored with her impersonations. The best 
of her new subjects is Jack Norworth, the 
Harry Lauder imitation being far from 
Miss Blanche's usual fidelity. The mimic 
is wise in holding to stage celebrities with 
whomi vaudeville audiences are sure to be 
familiar. Rush. 


The powers that dictate the style of 
entertainment to be offered in the Keith- 
Proctor, jnet .es.tabUshmpn t sp pm to /pel. 
that they are dealing with an exceptional 
audience of a higher development of dis- 
criminating taste than the average vaude- 
ville clientele. This week's selection of 
numbers doesn't frame up like a variety 
show at all. Conspicuously absent are 
those anything-to-make-'em -laugh acts 
that are characteristic of the less "ele- 
gant" establishments. The Elinore Sis- 
ters, 'way down toward the end, and 
Karno's "Early Birds," closing, bore up 
the whole comedy end. On the other 
hand, there were two dramatic sketches, 
Carlyle Moore and Ethelyn Palmer Com- 
pany (New Acts), lightened only by its 
romantic character, and Rose Coghlan's 
sketch, of uncompromising dramatic in- 
tensity. And this unusual collection 
worked out into an exceedingly enter- 
taining show. 

Charlene and Charlene (New Acts) open 
with an odd arrangement of music and 
juggling. Burr Mcintosh has the No. 3 
place with his travelogue. He has hap- 
pily abandoned his passionate advocacy of 
recognition for the Philippine Islands, 
and now makes his appeal on broader pa- 
triotic lines. He urges his views on na- 
tional questions with an evident sincerity 
and likable self-effacement that are cal- 
culated to win the auditor's regard, and 
the whole lecture has been immensely 
brightened with humorous side observa- 
tions. At that his subject matter is 
scarcely adapted to vaudeville, and the 
number undoubtedly interferes with the 
smooth running of the bill. 

Following him "The Pianophiends" 
woke the audience to life as few turns 
could. The routine of the act has under- 
gone no material change. After months 
and months of playing, it still maintains 
its distinction of being one of the smart- 
est productions in vaudeville. It is a com- 
pact, concise bit of light musical enter- 
tainment, with pretty pictures and dainty 

Trixie Friganza, with her single turn, 
is working somewhat to the May Irwin 
style. She has some unctuous talk broken 
up by the introduction of three comic 
songs, all nicely delivered. The mono- 
logue scored and the songs were equally 
well received. 

Rose Coghlan's sketch, "The Ace of 
Trumps." is distinctly melodramatic, and 
is sadly in need of a strong dramatic 
point to clinch the final curtain. As it 
stands now the climax is foreshadowed 
and is seen in approach, thereby losing 
the value of surprise. Also the dramatic 
pinnacle is reached too long before the 
close, so that the curtain falls on a fast 
diminishing interest. William Sams did 
a good deal for the act by his splendid 
treatment of a conventional dross coat 
part. Considering the talkiness of the 
piece as against the hot action of the 
other dramatic sketch on the same bill, 
the pair did remarkably well, and the cer- 
tainty with which they held the audience 
was no mean tribute to their ability. 

The Elinore Sisters followed Miss Cbgh- 
lan, just in the nick of time, for the 
show was beginning to get a bit heavy. 
Kate Elinore's funrnaking started the 
wheel spinning again, and the acrobatic 
nonsense of the Karno Company sent 
away a well -pleased audience. Rush. 


Albeit no one may be directly re- 
sponsible for the poor layout of the Fifty - 
eighth Street program this week, the fact 
remained on Monday night it was one 
of the poorest arranged bills put on at 
the house this season. 

Although nearly every act suffered, 
Patrice and McMahon's "Pullman Porter 
Maids" were the hardest hit. The former, 
with her quiet, artistic little offering, was 
in. the opening position. A poorer place 
for both the act and the program could 
not have been invented. McMahon and 
his girls were in almost as serious a pre- 
dicament following Maurice Levi and his 
band, the big hurrah number of the show, 
in the third position. If the theatre ran 
its bills with an intermission, the diffi- 
culties could have easily been overcome. 

Mr. Levi's band is in its second vaude- 
ville week and from the way the audi- 
ence warmed to the act, the success is 
assured. This bandmaster has the right 
idea as to what the average variety audi- 
ence wants, and he knows how to serve 
it to them. All the airs employed are 
bright and tuneful and the usual long, 
tiresome classical piece is graciously omit- 
ted. "Happy Days," the leader's own com- 
position, got the popular favor. Besides 
the excellent music of the organization, 
the graceful and fanciful leading of Mr. 
Levi was followed with much interest. 

McMahon and Chappellc and their 
"Pullman Porter Maids" are evidently big 
favorites at Fifty-eighth Street, for the 
flashing of their number on the signboard 
was the signal for quite some applause. 
Tim McMahon is a genuine comedian and 
it is doubtful if there is anything in 
vaudeville any funnier than his five 
minutes' conversation with Miss Chap- 
pelle. It is always a pleasure to see the 
McMahon girls. They are always well 
dressed, nicely rehearsed and always 

Friend and Downing received splendid 
treatment in an early position. Mr. 
Friend has several brand new parodies 
that Keep the house going, and the audi- 
ence would not let up until he had sung 
eight or ten. Downing is an exception- 
ally clever "straight" with a bully singing 
voice. He sang two Irish songs admir- 
ably. He is singing "Harrigan," and get- 
ting more out of it than anyone yet 
heard, with the possible exception of. 
(ieorge Whiting. 

Willard Simms, in "Flinder's Furnished 
Flat," had 'em yelling with his pail of 
paste. He smeared everything in sight, 
including himself, and the more he 
smeared, the more they laughed. The 
comedy throughout is of the broadest 
kind, but it certainly draws laughs. Edith 
Conrad is Mr. Simms' principal support, 
and contributes some good looks besides 
playing well. 

Albert Whelan lolled through his spe- 
cialty in his quiet, easy manner and found 
no difficulty in pleasing. If Mr. Whelan 
must play on a one-string violin it would 
be more in keeping with the rest of his 
offering to use one that looked like an 

Patrice gave her finished performance 
of "A New Year's Dream," ably assisted 
by Charles Hutchison. The Pekin 
Zouaves exhibited their fast drilling and 
wall scaling in the closing position, and 
made a first rate finisher for the pro- 
gram. Maude Lambert is under New 
Acts. Dash. 


The attendance at the downtown house 
was unusually light during the early por- 
tion of the program Monday night. The 
house tilled comfortably before the" snow 
was well along. The bill is of a good 
Pastor average and ran through more 
quickly and smoothly than usual. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lewis in "The Late 
Mr. Wildoats" had a little difficulty at 
the opening, but they progressed, and as 
the action of the piece quickened, tney 
caught the house. Some way of forcing 
the opening should be thought out. It is 
some time before anything tangible arises 
to arouse interest. Both players seem 
capable, and get all that is coming from 
the playlet. 

"A. K. Caldera, assisted by Mile. Per- 
rache" is what the program reads, but 
other than to hand the man objects, the 
woman is of no moment. Caldera baa 
gone in for tricks of a showy description 
rather than the finer work, and in this 
he is making a mistake. Vaudeville audi- 
ences all over the country are pretty 
knowing, and it is hard to make them 
believe that because there is a lamp at 
the top of a stick, it is necessary to stop 
the music, etc. Caldera handles himself 
gracefully and easily, and seems capable 
of framing up a much better offering than 
his present one. It might also be said 
that too much was attempted. 

The Mozarts are back again with their 
quaint little specialty "Heinie, the Cob- 
bler." The first part of the offering should 
be brought to the standard of the second 
portion, or the last half lengthened into 
an entire sketch. The winter scene is 
about as pretty a setting as has been 
seen in the varieties, and the players make 
a realistic picture in the snow shoes. The 
snow-shoe dancing is a novelty, exceed- 
ingly well done. If the pair can bring 
the earlier portion up to the latter, no 
time could be too big. 

Marion and Deane are also returners. 
They appear at the house regularly, and 
seem to become more popular each time. 
Miss Deane generally has something new 
in the dress line, and this time is no 
exception. It is pink, neat and trim as 
usual. Mr. Deane has replaced his former 
recitation with a talk song, "The Lobster 
is the Wise Guy After All," and it is a 
vast improvement. 

Chas. B. Law lor and daughters are also 
repeaters. Of all those who come under 
that heading, none are more popular than 
Mr. Lawlor and his girls. The trio are 
singing a few new songs, and the young 
women are also showing new wardrobe, 
pretty and becoming. The house enjoyed 
the specialty as much as ever. 

Mile. Zora with her heavyweight male 
assistant showed before the regular dele- 
gation came in, and did very nicely under 
the circumstances. Leonzo opened the bill 
and worked just as hard as though there 
were an audience present. Mr. and Mrs. 
Shedman's Dog Circus closed the program. 

Nat S. Jerome and Company, Sophie 
Taylor, J. W. Sherry, and Conroy. Le 
Maire and Company are under N««w Acts. 


H. H. Feiber, one of the United's foreign 
representatives, does not expect to go 
over to Europe before the ending of the 
Summer. Some mistaken reports cropped 
up that Mr. Feibor would give up foreign 
bookings. They have no foundation in 













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Abel, Geo.. A Co., Shea's Buffalo. 

A. B. C. D. Girls, 793 Hewitt. Bronx, N. Y. 

Abdallah Bros., Three, 41T B. 14, N. Y. 

Abbott- Andrew Co.. Howard. Huntington. W. Va. 

Acton A Klorils A Co.. 1063 Broadway, N. Y. 

Adair A Dolln, Barnura A Bailey, C. R. 

Adair, Art, Hagenbeck- Wallace, C. R. 

Adams, Flo, French Maids, B. R. 

Adams Broa., Imperials, B. R. 

Adams A Drew. Twentieth Century, B. R. 

Adams, Mabel, King Edward Hotel, N. Y. 

Adelyn, Box 249, Champaign, 111. 

Adler, Harry, Park, Alameda, Cal., lndef. 

Agee. John, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

Ahearn, Charles, A Vesta, Golden Crook. B. R. 

Ahern A Baxter, Bachelor Club, B. R. 

Aherns, The, 290 Colorado, Chicago. 

ajanpg Comedy Four, 263 W. 38, K. Y. 

Albanl, 1416 Broadway, New York. 

Alberto, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Alburtu* A Millar, Empire, Burnley, Eng. 

Aldo A Vannerson, 331 Roebllng, Brooklyn. 

All A Pelaer, Moon Light Maids, B. R. 

Allen, A. D., A Co., 92 Market, Newark. 

Allen, Bra, Ideals. B. R. 

Allen. Joale, 361 St. Nicholas, N. Y. 

Allen, Leon A Bertie, 118 Central, Oshkoeb. Wis. 

Allen. Searle A Violet. Keith's Philadelphia. 

Allison, Mr. and Mrs., Green Room Club, N. Y. 

Alllster. Harry, 11 Rue Geoffrey klane, Paris. 

Allman, Cbas., Yankee Doodle Girl*. B. R. 

Alpha Trio. 207 E. 14, N. Y. 

Alrona, Zoeller Trio, 269 Hemlock, Brooklyn. 

Alvarettas, Three, Trocadero, B. B. 

AlTora, Golden Crook, B. R. 

AlTord. Ned, Ring ling Bros., C. B. 

Alvaroa Troupe, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

American Banjo Four, 1431 Broad way. N. Y. 

Americau Dancers, Six, G. O. H., Pittsburg. 

American Trio, Majestic, Birmingham. 

Ampere, Electrical, Miss N. Y., Jr., B. K. 

Anderson A Ellison, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Anderson A Golnes, Keith's, Utica. 

Anderson, Carl, Bowery Burlesquers. B. R. 

Apollo, Orch., Benton Hotel, Benton Harbor, Mich. 

Ardo, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

Ardo A Eddo, 600 E. 84. N. Y. 

Arberg A Wagner, 1412 Tremont N. Pittsburg. 

Archer, Robert, Jolly Girls. B. R. 

Arltonas. The, 148 W. 68, N. Y. 

Arlington Four, Orpheura, Esston, Pa. 

Armlnta A Burke, 386 Comstock, New Brunswick, 

N. J. 
Armstrong A Levering, National, Ssn Francisco. 
Arnold A Feix, Empire, Pittsfleld, Mass. 
Arnold, Lucia, Boaton Belles, B. R. 
Arnot A Gunn, 216 6th Are., N. Y. 
Arwater, Eva, French Maids, B. R. 
Atlantic Comedy Four, 129 Stockholm, Brooklyn. 
Auberts, Lea, 14 Frobel 8tr. III., Hn in burg. Ger. 
Auburn*. Three, 836 Beaum, Somerville, Mass. 
Auers, The, 410 So. 4th, Mt. Vernon. N. Y. 
Anger, Capt. Geo., A Co., Keith's, Pblla. 
Austin, Claude. 86 No. Clark, Chicago. 
Austins, Tossing, Grand, Hanley, Eng. 
Avery A Pearl, 668 Wash. Boul., Chicago. 
Ay res. Howard, 020 Rltner. Phi la. 
Aselle, Maye A Fonler, 398 64, Chicago. 
Asora. Miss, Bsrnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Bander. La Velle. Barrinon'8, Sioux Falls. / 
Baker, Nat C. 82 Dlrlsion, N. Y. 
Baker, Cbas. B., 72 Morningslde, N. Y. 
Baker Troupe, Ringllng Broa., C. R. 
Balno A Shaw, Hippodrome, N. Y., lndef. 
Banks, Breaxeale Duo. ltt. Orpbeum, San Francisco. 
Banks, Cbas., Boston Belles, B. R. 
Bannacks, The, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. ' 
Banta Broa.. Four, Moonlight Maids, B. R. 
Barnes & West, Lyric, Houston. 
Barton. Joe, Bohemians, B. R. 
Barrett, Grace. Pat White's Gaiety Girls, B. R. 
Barrett A Belle, Century Girls, B. B. 
Barrett, Charles, Moonlight Maids, B. R. 
Barrow, Musical. 11' 1.1 Jefferson, Brooklyn. 
Barnes A Crawford, 891 B. 48. Chicago. 
Barry, Katie. 641 W. 168. N. Y. 
Barry and Hughes, Proctor's, Troy. 
Barry A Wolford, Poll's. Worcester. 
Batro, Eddie, Rolllckers, B. B. 
Batro A McCoe, 819 No. Second. Ren. line 
Bartlett, Mr. A Mrs. Guy, Lyric, Hot Springs. 
Bartlett. Al. Hunt's Hotel, Chicago. 
Batemun. Tom, 112 Borden. Fall River. 
Bates A Ernest, 201 So. University, Peoria, 111. 
Bates, George, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 
Batea A Neville, 46 Gregory, New Haven. 
Baxter, Sid, A Co., National, Steuben vllle, O. 
Beard. Billy, Geo. Primrose's Minstrels. 
Seattle. Bob. 694 B. 148, N. Y. 
Beattles, Juggling. 1ST Park, Peterson. 
Beauvals, Arthur A Co.. Victor House. Chicago. 
Bedlnl. Donat, A Doffs, 229 W. 38, N. Y. 
Beecher A Maye. 28 Atlantic, Brldgeton, N. J. 
Belford Bros., Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

a » ♦ -. 

Rell A Richards, Hippodrome, Harrlsburg. 
ifeliuoiit, Harrlette, Jolly Ulrls, B. it. 
Bellclaire Bros., K. A P. Union Square, N. Y. 
Bell Boy Trio, Family, Pittsfleld. Mass. 
Bull, Frank, 15&t Broadway, N. V. 
Bell, Chas., Ringllng Bros., C. R. 
Bell, Norman. Traus-Ailautlc*. B. B. 
Bell, Hasel. Ferns, New Castle, Ind. 
Bells, The. Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 
Belmont A Brennan. Imperials, B. R. 
Bennett, Ethel, Brigadiers, B. R. 
Benson*, Musical, Gen. Del., Chicago. 
Bentley, Harry, Imperials. B. R. 
Benton, Maggie. 136 Taylor, Springfield, O. 
Berkes. The, 409 W. 80, N. Y. 
Bernard. Cassle. Rose Sydell, B. R. 
Bergln, E. Howard, Adelbert Hotel, Kanxas City. 
Bernier At Stella, Majesties, Des Moines. 
Berry A Berry, Great Valley, N. Y. 
Beverley, Frank A Louise, Dominion, Winnipeg. 
Ben Beyer A Bro., 1663 Broadway, N. Y. 
Bicycle Bill, San Diego, Cal., lndef. 
Big Four, High School Girls, B. R. 
Bijou Comedy Trio, Watson's Burlesque™, B. R. 
Bingham, Kittle, 336 Beaum., Somer vllle. Mass. 
Bingham, 335 Beaum. Somerrille, Mas*. 
Blnney A Chapman; Gem, Columbia, Trim., lndef. 
Birch. John, 133 W. 45, N. Y. 
Bishop, Frances, Century Girls, B. B. 
Blxley, Edgar, Boaton Belles, B. R. 
Block, John J., Harry Bryant's, B. R. 
Blue Cadets, 01 Hanover, Boaton. 
Blush, T. E., 3241 Haywood, Denver. 
Boorum. Mattle, 154 Clifton PL, Brooklyn. 
Booker, Henry, 63 Forsyth, N. Y. 
Bohannan A Corey, Century Girls, B. R. 
Boises, Five, 44 Curtis, Grand Rapids. 
BoIuh, Harry. Lyric. Ft. Smith, Ark. 
Borella, Arthur, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 
Bottamley Troupe, Clrco Bell, Mexico. 
Bouldon A Qulnn, 89 Court. Boaton. 
Bowers, Walters A Crookes, Proctor's, Albany. 
Bowery Comedy Quartet, 821 Charles, W. Hoboken. 
Boranl A Nevaro, 1013 Lincoln, Milwaukee. 
Bowen Bros., 1553 Broadway, New York. 
Bowman Bros.. 826 W. 43. N. Y. 
Boyce, Lillian, Jolly Girls. B. R. 
•Boys in Blue." 24<> E. 21. N. Y. 
Boyce, Jack, 1553 Broadway. N. Y- 
Boyd A Veola. 119 E. 14, New York. 
Bradfords, The, 280 W. 41, N. Y. 
Bragg, John D., Toreadors, B. R. 
Bradna A Derrick, Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 
Brady s, The, 209 W. 48. N. Y. 
Brady A Mahoney, Irwin's Big Show, B. R. 
Brigham, Anna R., 13, Bijou, La Crosse. . 
Brinn, L. B., 28 Haymarket, London, Eng. 
Brennen A Riggs, Century Girls, B. R. 
Brant ford, Tom, Park Hotel, Port Chester, N. Y. 
Brays, The, Campbell Bros., C. R. 
Brennan A Downing, Bijou, Galesburg, 111. 
Brlsson, Alex., Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 
Broad, Billy, 1568 Broadway, N. Y. 
Broadway Quartette, Four Huntings Co. 
Brobst Trio, Pottsrllle, Pa. 
Brooks A Jeannette, Graud, Sacramento. 
Brooks A Vedder, Bijou. Dulutb. 
Brown, George, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 
Brown, Jessie, Hanlon's Superba Co. 
Brown Bros. A Doc. Kealey, Globe, San Francisco. 
Brown A Nevarro, 4 W. 186, N. Y. 
Brooks, Harvey, High Jinks, B. B. 
Brooks A Clark, 2464 Patton, Philadelphia. 
Brooks, Jeanne, Parisian Widows, B. B. 
Brown A Wllmot, Majestic, Montgomery. 
Brown A Wright, 844 W. 46, N. Y. 
Browning, Mr. A Mrs., Hotel Everett, N. Y. 
Browning A Le Van, 896 Cauldwell, N. Y. 
Bruce, AL, Toreadors, B. B. 
Braces, The, 1526 State, Chicago. 
Brunettes, Cycling, Family, Pottsville. 
Bryant, May, Boston Belles, B. B. 
Bryant A Savllle, 2823 N. Bouvler, Phlla. 
Burton A Brooks, Fair Haven, N. J. 
Buckleys, Musical, 297 Avenue B, N. Y. 
Buckeye Trio, Majestic, Houston. 
Burdette. Madeline. 212 W. 44, N. Y. 
Burke, John P., Flood's Park, Baltimore. 
Buckley A La Mar, 119 E. 14, N. Y. 
Buckeye State Four, 2364 E. 57. Cleveland. 
Buffalo, Young, A Murle, Vera. Grand, Portland. 
Burcos A Clara, Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 
Burgees. Harvey J., 637 Trenton. Pittsburg. 
Burke, Win. H., 84 Barstow, Providence. 
Burke-Toughey A Co., Poll's, Scranton. 
Burke A Urllne, 119 E. 14, N. Y. 
Burnhain, White A Co., American, St. Louis. 
Burns, Morris A Co.. 54 Hermen, Jersey City. 
Burns A Robblns, Model, Orange, N. J. 
Burton A Burton. 809 W. 68, N. Y. 
Burnell, Lillian, 511 W. North, Chicago. 
Burton, Matt. 1186 Valencia, San Francisco. 
Burton A 8hea. Ill 7th Ave., N. Y. 
Burrows Trovers Co., 116 B. 26. N. Y. 
Bush & Elliott. 1349 45. Brooklyn. 
Bussler, Walter II., Orphla, Madison, Wis., lndef. 
Bulla A Raymond, Wash. Society Girls, B. B. 
Burtlnos. The. Ringllng Bros., C. R. 
Bunch, .Tohnnv Jr.. Bijou. Bay City. Mich 
Butley A Lamar, 2818 8. Bouvler, Philadelphia. 

Buxton, Chas. C, Crystal. Menasha. Wis., lndef. 

Byers A Herman, G. O. 11.. Pittsburg. 

Byrne, Golaoo, Players, Bijou, Racine, Wis. 

Byron A Langdon, Shuhcrt, Utlca. 

Byron*' Musical Five, 0138 Indiana, Chicago. 

Caesar A Co., Fronts, St. Charles Hotel, Chicago. 

Callahan A St. George, Trent, Trenton. 

Cameron A Flanagan, ilathaway's, Lowell. 

Camp, Sbeppard. Kentucky Belles, B. R. 

Campbell A Cully, 1633 Bourbon, New Orleans. 

Caldera, A. K., St. Charles Hotel, Chicago. 

Calef A Waldron, Lyric, Houston. 

Calvin. James, 446 W. 64, Chicago. 

Caprice, Mile., Poll's, Scrauton. 

Campbell, W. S., Rose Sydell, B. B. 

Carrlllo, Leo, Nyack, N. Y. 

Carr, Jessie, Toreadors, B. B. 

Carbrey Bro*.. 10, Orpbeum, Oakland. 

Carlisle Wild West, Hippodrome. Boston. 

'•('arietta." Orpbeum, Des Moines. 

Carol Sisters, 316 W. 140, N. Y. 

Carmen Sisters, Empire, San Francisco, lndef. 

Carroll A Cooke, 20, Orpheuin, Denver. 

Carroll, Great, Fay Foster, B. B. 

Carroll A Judge Trio, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

Carroll, Nettie, Barnum A Bailey, C. It. 

Carson A Wlllard. 2210 No. Lambert. Phlla. 

(arson A Devereaux, 410 Line, Evausville. 

Carson Bros., 427 Pacific, Brooklyn. 

Caron A Farnum, 100 Walnut, Revere Beacb. 

Carters, The, 921 9, La Salle, 111. 

Carter, Taylor A Co., Keeney's, New Britain. 

Carter A Waters, 168 Greenfield, Buffalo. 

Cartmell A Harris. ISO Nevlns, Brooklyn. 

Carrer A Murray, 229 W. 38. N. Y. 

("asad A De Verne, Orpheuin. Mansfield, O. 

Casettaa, The, 4013 So. Artesian, Chicago. 

Casey A Crauey, 15Vj So. 5, Elisabeth. 

Caswell. Maude, Gibbous Tour. 

Castanos, The. 104 W. 61. N. Y. 

Chad wick Trio. 229 W. 38. N. 1". 

C'hameroys, The, 60 Manhattan Ave.. N. Y. 

Chandler, Anna. City Sports, B. R. 

Chantrell A Shuyler. 219 Prospect. Brooklyn. 

Cbaplu, Benjamin, Lotos Club. N. Y. 

1 buster A Jones, Poll's, Waterbury. 

Christy, Great, Knickerbockers, B. R. 

Christy. Wayne G., 776 8th Ave.. N. Y. 

Church City Four, Strollers, B. R. 

Clare, Sidney, 64 E. 110, N. Y. 

Clalrmont, 2061 Byder Ave., N. Y. 

Clark. Edward, 1553 Broadway. N. Y. 

Clark, Geo. G., 2464 Patton, Phlla. 

Clark, John F., 425 Forest, Arlington. N. J. 

Clark, Mul. Bowery, B. B. 

Clark A Duncan, 1215 Madison. Indianapolis. 

Clarke, Harry Corson. 180 W. 44, N. Y. 

Clark A Sebastian. Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Clarke. Wilfred, Keith's. Boston. 

(larks. Three, Ringllng Bros.. C. R. 

Claudius A Scarlet, 146 W. 83, N. Y. 

Claus, Martha, 134 Concall, St. Paul. 

Clermento, Frank A Etta, 129 W. 27, New York. 

Clifford, Nolan, Hul»er's, New York. 

Clinton, Chris., 48 W. 28, New York. 

Clipper Sisters, 466 Blewett, Seattle. 

Cllto A Sylvester. Majestic. Richmond. Va. 

Clivette, 274 Indiana, Chicago. 

Cox, Lonso, 230 W. 01 Court, Chicago. 

Coate, Charlotte A Margrete, IMS B'way, N. Y. 

Coccia A Amato, Richmond, Va. 

Coby A Garron. Novelty. Stocktou. Cayl. 

Cogau & Bancroft. Orpbeum.. New Orleans. 

Cohen, Louis W., 180 Jewet, W. New Brighton. 

Cole A Clemens, Davis Hotel. Philadelphia. 

Cole A Coleman, Bijou. Muskegon. Mich. 

Colleens, Singing, 104 W. 38, N. Y. 

Collins, Eddie, Oshkoab, Wis., lndef. 

Collins, Nina, Lady Birds, B. R. 

Collins, James J., Jolly Girls, B. R. 

Collins A Brown, 148 Kosciusko, Brooklyn. 

Colonial Septette. Albambra, N. Y. 

Col tons. The Champagne Girls, B. R. 

Conklln, Billy W., 441 W. 10, Erie. Pa. 

Contlno A Lawrence, 249 So. May. Chicago. 

Cohen, Will H., Rolllckers. B. R. 

Connelly, Mr. A Mrs. E.. BIJou, Saginaw. 

Comerford, Vaughn, Broadway Gaiety Girls, B. R. 

"Compromised," Haymarket, Chicago. 

Conn. Downey A Wlllard. 20. Stand's Knoxvllle. 

Conley, Anna A Efile, Keith's, Providence. 

Cooke, Caroline, 20, Temple, Ft. Wayne. 

Cook, Billy, Toreadors, B. B. 

Cook, Frank, Austin A Stone's, Boston, lndef. 

Cooke A Botbert. 8154 Prairie, Chicago. 

Cooper & Robinson, 322 Mott, Bronx, N. Y. 

Cooper, Harry L., Fay Foster, B. B. 
Coram, Olympic, Chicago. 
Cornallas, Eight, Rlugliiig Bros. , C. R. 
Coasar, Mr. A Mrs., Family, Ft. Adams, lie**. 
Cotton, Lola. Trent, Trenton. 
Cottons. The Champagne Girls. B. B. 
Coubay. William F.. 404 W. 34, N.T." 
Couthoul, Jessie, 6532 Harvard. Chicago. 
Courtlelgb, Win., lambs" Club, N. Y. 
•'Covington. Marse." Orpheuin, Memphis. 
Coyne A Tinlln, 7086 Washington, Chicago. 
Cowey. Ferry, Wlntergarten, Berlin. 
Cowper, Jimmle, Blughamtou, N. Y. 
Craig. Richy, Acme, Sacramento. 
Crawford A Manning, 25g W. 43, N. Y. 
Creasy A Dayne, Olympic, Chicago. 
Creo A Co.. Family, Brie, Pa. 
Crickets, Keith's. Jersey City. 
Criterion Male Quartette. 166 5th Ave., K. Y. 
Cronln, Morris, 21 Alfred Place. London. England. 
Crosa, Will H., & Co.. Majestic. Ft. Worth. 
Crucible, Mysterious, 241 Hey ward, Brooklyu. 
Crystal, Herman, Parisian Widows, B. R. 
Cummlngs. Thornton & Co., Hippodrome, Lex- 
ington, Ky. 
Cummlngs A Merley, Unique, Los Angeles, lndef. 
Cunningham, Bob A Daisy. Family, Kane, Pa. 
Cunningham. AL, 200 W. 44, N. Y. 
Cunningham, Bob, 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 
Cunningham A Smith. 183 E. 94. N. Y. 
Curtln A Blossom, 91 Newell, Greenpoint, Bklyn. 
Curtis, Palmer A Co.. 2096 Noatrand, Brooklyu. 
Curcon Sisters, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 
Cushman A Le Claire, Lady Birds, B. R. 
Cuttys, Musical, Empire, London. Eng., lndef. 
Cyril, Herbert. Orpheuin. Reading. 

Dacre. Louise. Parisian Belles, B. R. 
Dsgueau A Bruce, Orientals, B. R. 
Daley. James, Parisian Widows, B. R. 
D'Alvlnl, Rocky Point, R. L, lndef. 
Dahlman Quartette. Columbia. Cincinnati. 
Dahl. Katherlne, 809 Columbus. N. Y. 
Dahl, Dorothy, 309 Columbus. N. Y. 
Dalllvette A Co., 408 Fairmont, Meadvllle. Pa. 
Dale, Wm., Crystal, Elkhart. Ind., lndef. 
Daly A Devere, 115 E. 115, N. Y. 
Dale. Dotty. Dainty, Crystal. Knoxvllle. 
Dale, Sydney, Guy Bros.' Minstrels. 
Dsle. Will. Bucklen Hotel, Elkhart. 
Dailey Bros., 1879 No. Main, Fall Blver, Mass. 
Darling, Fay. Lady Bints, B. R. 
Darmody, Harry Bryant's B. B. 
Darwin. Ringllng Bros.. C. R. 
Davenport, Edna, Yankee Doodle Girls, B. R. 
Davenport, John, Yankee Robinson C. R. 
Davenport, Stick A Norma. John Robinson's. C. R. 
Davenport. Victoria A Orrin, Barnum A Bailey. 
Davey, Dancing, Circle Diamond Ranch, Thatches. 
Davis A La Roy, Pittsburg. Pa., lndef. 
Davis. Edwards. 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 
Davis, Floyd, Temple, Boulder, Co., lndef. 
Davis. Hal. A Co.. Grayling, Mich. 
Davis, H., Air-Dome. Murphysboro, 111., lndef. 
Davis. Mark A Laura. 333 W. Cumberland. Leb- 
anon, Pa. 
Davis, Roland, Fay Foster, B. R. 
Davis A Davis. Miss N. Y., Jr., B. B. 
D'Arville Sisters. Chicago. 
Dawn, Zella, A Co.. 857 E. Market. Akron. O. 
Dawson A Wblt&eld. 346 E. 58. N. Y. 
Dt Velde & Zelda. 20. Pastor's. N. Y. 
Deery A Francis, 828 W. 30, N. Y. 
Delmo. 38 Rose, Buffalo, N. Y. 
Delmon, Misses. Calvert Hotel, N. Y. 
Delavoye A Frits, 2667 Madison, Chicago. 
Dell A Miller, Hippodrome, Buffalo, lndef. 
Deltons, Three, Jolly Grose Widowe, B. R. 
De Camo, Chas. A Dogs. 8 Union Square, N. Y. 
De Chautal Twins, 203 Ogden. Jersey City. 
De Cotret A Howard. Lyric, Schenectady. 
Damacos. The, Ilathaway's. Brockton. 
De Graff Sisters, Trans- Atlantic, B. B. 
Demonlo A Belle, Pantages. Seattle, lndef. 
Denman, George, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. > 
Derenda A Green, Apollo. Paris, Franc*. 
De Haven, Rose. Sextet. Orpbeum. Brooklyn. 
De Haven A Sidney. Ilathaway's. No. Adams. 
De Lisle, Mae, Colonial Belles, B. R. 
Delmore A Darrel], 1515 9. Oakland. 
Delaphone, 54 Wlllougbby, Brooklyn. 
De Mario. Ringllng Bros., C. R. 
IKp Mont. Robert. Trio. Grand. Taeoma. 
De Orla, Crescent, Robinson. 111. 
De Veau, Hubert. 364 Prospect, Brooklyn. 
De Witt, Young A Sister. Globe, San Francisco. 
DeMora A Oraceta. 233 Crystal, Flndlay. O. 




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De MuthB, The, 26 Central, Albany. 

De Ormond, 13, Majestic. St. Paul. 

De Trickey, Coy. Irwin. Gonntm, Ind. 

Devlne, Doc, Ashland Hotel, Pblla. 

De Voy A Miller, 209 E. 14, N. Y. 

Dlerlckae Bros., 1236 Golden Gate, San Francisco. 

De Vere. Madeline, 54 W. 125, N. Y. 

De Young, Tom, 150 B. 113, N. Y. 

Deming, Joe, 1208 W. North, Baltimore. 

Dervln, Jas. T., 516 So. Flower, Loa Angeles. 

De Verne & Van. Empire, Colorado Springs. 

Devlin, Prof., 2611 Cumberland, Philadelphia. 

Diamond A May, Fischer's, Loa Angeles, lndef. 

Diamond, Jas., Kentucky Belles, B. R. 

Dixon, Bowers A Dixon, 5626 Carpenter, Chicago. 

Dixon, Nona, 5026 Carpenter, Chicago. 

Dollar Troupe, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Dona, 411 Keystone Bank Bldg., Pittsburg. 

Donald & Carson, Keith's. Cleveland. 

Doner, Joe A Nellie, Moon Light Maids. 

Donnelly A Rotall, 3 Copeland, Boston. 

Donnette, Ira, 183 W. 45, N. Y. 

Doberty, Jim, Moon Light Maids. 

Dohn, Robert, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Doric Quartette, Coliseum, Seattle. 

Dotaon, Howard, 485 Blngamen, Reading. 

Douglas, Ohas. W., Broadway Gaiety Girls, B. R. 

Dove A Lee, 422 W. 48. N. Y. 

Dowlln, John, Toreadors, B. R. 

Doyle, Phil., Lady Birds, B. R. 

Doyle, Maj. J as. D.. 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 

Downey, Leslie T., Dreamland, Racine, Wis. 

Drawee, Frisco A Hambo N. 1 PI., Boiler, Paris. 

Dreano, Josh., Revere House, Chicago. 

Dudley, O. B., Crystal, Ind., lndef. 

Duffy, Thos. H., High School Girls, B. R. 

Dunedin Troupe, Orphenm, San Frsncisco. 

Dunne, Thos. P., 128 E. 19, N. Y. 

Dunham. Heslln A Barardi, Jolly Girls, B. R. 

Duncan, A. O.. 20. Orpheum, Boston. 

Duncon, Tom, Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Dunn, James, 464 W. 51. N. Y. 

Duprci. Fred. Keeney's. Brooklyn. 

Dupree, George A Llbby. 228 W. 25, N. Y. 

Dupree, Jeanette, 164 Fulton, Brooklyn. 

Du Bols, Great, A Co.. Grand. Owensttoro, Ky. 

Duttons, Three, Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Eckel A Du Free, 129 Stockholm. Brooklyn. 

Edmonds A Haley, 308 E. 60, Chicago. 

Edmonds A Monie, 308 E. 60, Chicago. 

Edwards. M. A C. E.. Hippodrome, Buffalo, indef. 

Edwards, Robert M., A Family, 114 W. 109, N. Y. 

Edwards, Jennie, Bowery Burlesquers. B. R. 

Edwards, Ralph, Parisian Widows, B. R. 

Edwards A Vaughan, 2039 Lawrence, Phila. 

Ehrendall Bros., 1344 Lefflngwell, St. Louis. 

Elastic Trio. Majestic, Pittsburg, lndef. 

Eldrldge, Press, Orpheum, Frisco. 

Eh Inge, Julian, Orplioum. Atlanta. 

Elliott &. West. Vaudette. Connersvllle. Ind. 

Eller. Glole, Fay Foster, B. R. 

Elliott, Belair A Elliott, Harry Bryant's, B. R. 

Ellsworth 4. Tiger Lilies, B. R. 

Emerald Trio, 443 Central Awe., Brooklyn. 

Emerson A Baldwin, Hotel Churchill, N. Y. 

Emerson A Wright. Kansas City, Mo., lndef. 

Eininctt. Oracle, Bennett's. Ottawa. 

Emperors of Music. Four, 431 W. 24, N. Y. 

Epps A Loretta. 210 W. 27, N. Y. 

Erb A Stanley, Mollne, 111. 

Ergottl A King, Circus Ciniselli, Warsaw, Russia. 

Esmeralda, 8 Union Square, N. Y. 

Esmeralda sisters. Scan, Copenhagen, Den. 

Esterbrooks, The, Miss N. Y., Jr., B. R. 

Estellc A Wills, Jolly Grass Widows, B. R. 

Eugene Trio, 896 E. Orange Grove, Pasadena, Csl. 

Eugene A Mar, 1746 W. 103. Chicago. 

Evans, ('has. 10. , Orpheum, Oakland. 

Evans A Lloyd, 923 E. 12, Brooklyn. 

Evans, Billy, Colonial Belles, B. R. 

Brers, Geo. W., Ill Laraca. San Antonio. 

Everett. Ruth, Ideals, B. R. 

Everett. Sophie. A- Co.. 20. Orpheum. Butte. 

Ezler, Carrie, Tiger Lilies, B. R. 

Fagan A Merlam, Shirley, Mass., lndef. 

Fnlrr-hilds. Mr. A- Mrs. Frank. Star. Scottdale, Pa. 

Falardaux. Camille. 691 Saratoga. E. Boston. 

Falke A Coe, Jolly Grass Widows. B. R. 

Falls, Kllnor. 20. Orpheuni. St. Paul. 

Fan t as. Two, 211 E. 14, N. Y. 

Fanton Trio. 266 E. Erie. Chicago. 

Farb, Dare, 513 W. 6, Cincinnati. 

Farrell. Charlie, 332 Main, W. Everett, Mass. 

Farrell, Billy, Moss A Stoll, Eng. 

Fssscos, Fonr, Barnum A Bailey. C. R. 



Faust Brothers, Lyric, Danville, 111. 

Favars. Marguerite. Saratoga Hotel, Chicago. 

Fay Sisters. Star, Jeanette, Pa. 

Fay. Anna Eva. Melrose. Highlands, Mass. 

Fsy, Ray F., Alamo, Cedar Rapids, la., lndef. 

Fay. Coley A Fay, 1568 Broadway, New York. 

Fare, Elsie, Keith's. Boston. 

Fell. Pearl Cleone, Lyric. Lincoln, Neb. 

FvTrs-4. EarrpHkv Crpkwae, •» Pay' 

Feutelle & Carr, Poll's, Hartford. 
Ferguson. Dave, Miss N. Y., Jr., B. R. 
Ferguson At Du Free. 313 B. 71, N. Y. 
Ferrard. Grace. 217 Warsaw. Chicago. 
Ferrell Bros.. Dominion, Winnipeg. 
Fiddler A- SkeltOtt, Bijou. Lansing Mich. 
Field Boys, 62 B. 100. N. Y. 
Fields. W. C. Keith's, Philadelphia. 
Fields A- Hanson, Belleville, N. J. 
Fields, Will II., Orpheuni. Zanesvllle, O. 
FUson A Errol, 122 So. Austin, Chicago. 
Fink, henry. ISO Potouiac. Chicago. 
Fisher, Robert, Lady Birds, B. R. 
Fisher A Berg, Rentx-Santley, B. R. 
Fisher Troupe, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 
Flake A McDonough, 753, Jennings, N. Y. 
Fitzgerald A Quinn, Trans-Atlantic, B. R. 
Fitzgerald A- Wilson. Unique, Minneapolis. 
Flatow A Dunn. 128 W. SQth, X. Y. 
Fleming, May Agnes, White's Gslety Glrla, B. 
Piemen A Miller, Kentucky Belles, B. R. 
Fletcher. Charles Leonard. 14 Leicester, I^uidt 

Eng. . 
Flora. Mildred, Night Owls, B. R. 
Flynn, Cy, Brigadiers, B. R. 
Flynn, Jas. A., 1213 Penn Ave., Washington. 
Florede. Nelle, 241 W. 43, N. Y. 
Florences, Six. Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 
Foley, -lack. Ringling Bros.. C. R. 
Forner" The Marvel. 158 W. 0, So. Boston. 
"Fords, Famous," Majestic, Richmond. 
Foreman, Edgar A Co., Blks Club, N. Y. 
Foster, George, Majestic. Birmingham. 
Foster A Dog. Colonial. Lawrence. 
Fords. Four, Bennett's, Ottawa. 
Fox A Gray. Star, Stapleton, L. I. 
Fox, Will IL. 14 Leicester St., London, Eng. 
Fox A Hughes, Empire, Boise, Idsbo, lndef. 
Fox. Will, Lady Birds. B. R. 
Foster, Geo. I., 2980 York, Philadelphia. 
Fowler, Alice. Brigadiers. B. R. 
Frank, George, Lady Birds, B. R. 
Franklin, Blllle. 708 7, S. W. Wash, D. C. 
Franz. Cogswell A Franc, 246 W. 21, N. Y. 
Francis, Harry, Jolly Girls, B. R. 
Friend & Downing, K. A P., Jersey City. 
Frederick Bros. A Burns, Orpheum, Oakland. 
Fredlans, Great, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 
Freligh. Lizzie, Trans-Atlantic S, B. R. 
Frey A Allen, Ideals, B. R. 
Fredo A Dare. 207 B. 14. N. Y. 
Frederick, Snyder A Poole, 200 N. Gay, Baltimore. 
Frevoli. Frederick, 148 Mulberry, Cincinnati. 
Frey Trio. Lyric, Lincoln, Neb. 
Frost o, Chris., 917 W. 6, Faribault. Minn. 
Fuklno Troupe. Brigadiers, B. R. 
Fulton, Msy, 120 W. 116, N. Y. 

Gardiner Children, Palace Hotel, Chicago. 

Gardiner. Jack. Majestic Des Moines. 

Gardner A- Lawson. Star, Atlanta. 

Garden A Somers, Toreadors, B. R. 

Gardiner A Vincent, Empire, Nottingham, Eng. 

Forrest, Edytbe, Innocent Maids. B. R. 

Gath. Carl A Emm. Majestic, St. Paul. 

Gabriel A Co., Orpheum, Oakland. 

Gaffney Dancing Girls, 434 W. Madison, Chicago. 

Gngnoux, The. G. O. IL. Nashville. 

Galando. 82 Sumner, Brooklyn. 

Gale, 1 in nk I. \ ii. Orpheum, Butte. 

Gallagher A Barrett, G. O. II.. Indianapolis. 

Galloway, Albert E.. Davis, Braddock, Pa. 

Galloway, Bert, Davis, Braddock. Pa. 

Gardner, Eddie. 27 High, Newark. 

Gardner. Andy, Bohemians, B. R. 

Gardner, Arline, 1958 N. 8, Pblla. 

Gardner A Maddern, 208 American Bldg., Seattle. 

Gartelle Bros., 410 S. Main, Gloversvllle, N. Y. 

Gavin. Piatt A Peaches, 4417 3d Ave., N. Y. 

Gaylor A Graff, 244 W. 16, N. Y. 

Gaylor, Bobby, 5602 5th Ave., Chicago. 

Gaylor, Chas., 768 17. Detroit. 

Gehrue. Mayme. A Co., 200 E. 83. N. Y. 

Getgeff A Walters. Proctor's. Troy. 

Genaro A Band. Orpheuni. Brooklyn. 

Geromes, The. Barnum A Bailey. C. R. 

Gibson, Fay, Standard, Davenport, la., lndef. 

Gillette Sisters, 60 Manhattan. N. Y. 

Gllmalre, Garvin, 59 W. Eagle, E. Boston. 

GUmore, Stella, Jolly Girls, B. R. 

Glrard A Gardner. Columbia. Cincinnati. 

Gladstone, Ida, 335 W. 50. N. Y. 

Glocker, Chas. A Anna. Rentz-Santley, B. R. 

Godfrey A Henderson. Majestic, Houston. 

Goetz. Nat., 1818 Tree. Donora, Pa. 

Golden Gate Quintet, 346 W. 89. N. Y. • 

Golden A Hughes. 20. Acme. Sacramento. 

Golems. Six. Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Gofortb A Doyle, 1929 Broadway, Brooklyn. 

Golden. Marta. Gerard Hotel. N. Y. 

Ooolmans. Musical, Continental Hotel, Chicago. 

Gordon, cliff. Orphean, Ran Francisco. 

Gordon & 8hnckhorn, 225 W. 27, New York. 

Gordon A Marx. Slpes. Kokomo. Ind. 

Gordon, Amy, Rose Sydell, B. R. 

Gordon, Max, Reeves* Beauty Show, B. R. 

Oorinan A West, Orpheum. Denver. 

Go**, John. Majestic. Kalamazoo. 

Gossans, Bobby. 400 So. Smith, Cob, O. 

Gotham Comedy Quartet. City Sports, B. R. 

Graces, Two, Miner's Americans. B. R. 

Grant, Anna, Pat White's Gaiety Girls, B. R. 

Grant. Sydney. 10 W. 65, N. Y. 

Grabowsky. Robert, French Maids. B. R. 

Graham, Geo. W., Scenic. Providence, lndef. 

Gray A C.niham. 1563 Broadway. N. Y. 

Grace. Lrratv, Miner's Americans. B. R. 

Grtnnon, Its. G. o. IL. Pittsburg. 

Greve A Green, 409 Nicollet, Minneapolis. 

Greene. George. Ringling Bros. ,C. R. 

Green, Sam, White's Gaiety Girls, B. R. 

Gregg, Frank, Tiger Lilies. B. R. 

Gregory. Geo. L., A Co.. 943 Lorimer, Brooklyn. 

Gregory's Five. Alhambra. Paris. 

Grimes. Tom A Gertie, 1615 No. Front, Phlla. 

Gruet. Jack. Al. Marie Ideals, B. R. 

Guertln, Louis, Metropolitan Hotel. Brockton. 



"San Francisco, Cal., March 23. 

"Friend Dick: Have Just read your ad' In VARIETY ami was glad to see it, for since 
visiting the mines last December I have received nearly two hundred letters of inquiry regard- 
ing the investment, what I thought of it. etc. I answered most by saying thst after seeing 
the property I had purchased three thousand shares of stock and was well satisfied with the 

"I did not go Into detail as you know how I hate to write letters, so I enclose a list of 
those who have given permanent addresses ami you can mall your printed prospectus as you see 


Yours truly, 

"J. A. MURPHY (of Murphy and Willard)." 

SHARES STILL SELLING AT 26 CENTS But only a small block left. 

Telegraph your orders or write. 

niuimnil r§ OIMLlI idaho springs, Colorado 

Haines A Russell, 943 Muskego, Milwaukee. 

Hall, Alfred, Rolllckers, B. u. 

Hall, Harry, Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Hall, Geo. F.. 180 Center, Boston. 

Hale A Harty, 819H Indiana. Indianapolis. 

Hale, Lillian. A Co., 13. Family, Clinton, la. 

Haliey A McKinnon, Lady Birds, B. R. 

Hsley, Harry R., 236 Ogden, Chicago. 

Halperlne, Nan, 569 6th Are., N. Minneapolis. 

Hammond, Flossie, French Maids, B. R. 

Hammond A Forrester, 101 W. 88, N. Y. 

Hannon, Billy, 729 No. Western, Chicago. 

Haney, Edith A Lee, Jr., 4118 Winona, Dearer. 

Hanson & Nelson, 592 40th, Brooklyn. 

Hanvey, Clark A Prldeau, Saratoga, Chicago. 

Harris A Randall, Palace Hotel, Chicago. 

Harcourt, Daisy, Orpheum, Oakland. 

Harcourt Frank, 44 Pleasant, Worcester. 

Hardlg Bros., Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Hart, Fred. 893 8th Are., N. Y. 

Hart, J. C, A Co., Tiger Lilies. B. R. 

Hsrt. Ssdie, 1163 Jackson. N. Y. 

Hart, Willie A Edith. 1918 S. 11. Philadelphia. 

Hartsell, George, Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Harland A Rolllnson, 16 Repton, Manchester, Bng. 

Harlowe, Beatrice. Moon Light Maids, B. R. 

Harrlty A Herr. 146 Luna, B. Liberty, Pa. 

Harson, Jules, Yankee Doodle Girls, B. R. 

Harrington, Hilda, Rose Sydell, B. R. 

Harris, Bobby, Toreadors, B. R. 

Harris, Chsrley, Harry Bryant's, B. R. 

Harris. Haiti.-. 209 Sedwlck. Chicago. 

Harris, Sam. Majestic. Woostcr. O. 

Harrison, Minnie, Brigadier, B. R. 

Harvey A De Vora, Rial to Rounders, B. R. 

Harvey. Elsie, A Field Bros., Hathaway's, New 

Harvey, Harry, 3110 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago. 
Haskell, Loney, Orpheum, Los Angeles. 
Hassan Ben All's Arabs. Luna Villa. Coney Island. 
Hawkens, John, Star, Minnie. Ind. 
Hayes A Carew, Bohemians, B. R. 
Hayes A Haley, 147 W. 127, N. Y. 

Hayes, Brent, Tltoll, Cape Town, S. A. 

Hayes, Ed. C, Grand, Indianapolis. 

Hayes, Edmund, Jolly Girls, B. R. 

Hayces, Beatrice, Broadway Gaiety Glrla, B. R 

Hayes A W.viui. 15 Audubon. N. Y. 

dayman A Franklin, Grand, Hanley, Bng. 

Healey, Tim, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Healy A Vance, 215 W. 106. N. Y. 

Heath. TIioh. Gainer, Keith's, Boston. 

Hearn. Tom, Palace, London, Bng. 

Hechi A Ardo, Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Hellmsn, BenJ., Toreadors, B. R. 

Heath A Emerson, 200 Berrlman, Brooklyn. 

Hedge, John, A Ponies, Dominion, Winnipeg. • , 

Hefron, Tom, Temple, Ft. Wayne. 

Helm Children, 119 Wash., Altoona. 

Helston, Waily A Lottie, 1908 Columbia, Phlla. 

Ilenly A Elliott, 4925 Cypress, Pittsburg. 

Henry A Francis, 45 W. 98, N. Y. 

Henry, Harry F.. Scenic, Revere Beach, Msas. 

Henry, Roe thing, St. Chsrles Hotel, Chicago. 

Henry A Young, 270 W. 89. N. Y. 

Herbert. Mabel, 404 Main, Worborn, Mo. 

Herron, Bertie, Orpheum, Omaha. 

Herrmann, Adelaide, Gllsey House, N. Y. 

Hewlettes, Ttae, Standard, Ft. Worth lndef. 

Hewlettes, The, 806 Are. G, Council Bluffs, la. 

Herbert Bros., Three, 1668 Broadway, N. T. 

Heltzman, Julia. Imperials, B. B. 

Hess Sisters, 268 W. 66. N. Y. 

Hlatt Family, Fern, New Castle, Ind. 

Hickman, George. Pearl River, N. Y. 

Hlestand, Chas. F., 2689 Iowa Are., St. Louis. 

Hill, Edmonds Trio, 262 Nellson, New Brunswick. 

Hill, Cherry A Hill, Hathaway's. Brockton. 

Hild, Irene, 148 Morgan, Buffalo. 

Hilliard, Robert, Keith's, Cleveland. 

Hlltons, Marvelous, Fay Foster, B. R. 

Hilly era. Three, 792 Bay 25. Bensonhurst. 

Hlnes A Remington, Harrison, N. Y. 

Hlrsh, Esfelle, 4680 Prairie, Chicago. 

Hobson. Cecele Lois. Bijou. Superior. Wis. 

Hobson A Macnlchol, 76 3d Are., N. Y. 

Hobson. Mr. A Mrs,. Ringling Bros., C. B. 

Hobelman, Martin, Harry Bryant's, B. R. 





When aiixircring advertisement* kindly mention Variety. 








Gives Up the Hauling and Transferring of Baggage 
for the Sole Delivery of Newspapers. 

A sharp, pointed surprise was contained 
n the announcement this week that Geo. 
ibel, president of the Geo. Abel Electric 
rransfer Co., has entered into a contract 
tfith the New York "World" and "Sun" 
to deliver its papers in local territory. 

The contracts, which went into effect 
last Monday (March 30), are for three 
years, at a very large weekly payment, 
which the company receives each Monday 
morning. ; , 

In consequence of the acceptance of this 
work by the transfer company, it has been 
obliged to give up the hauling of baggage 
and all commercial business, the news- 
papers requiring the use of all the Abel 
company automobile trucks for them- 

The agreement with "The World" and 
"The Sun" will be followed by other 
dailies in the city, and the Abel company 
has" now ordered eighteen new auto 
trucks for additional use, the two papers 
mentioned having agreed to take on part' 
of the increased equipment when com- 

The advantage of this profitable con- 
tract to the company i«, that it assures a 
weekly profit, beyond even the expecta- 
tion of Mr. Abel, who promoted the trans- 
fer company in its inception. 

Mr. Abel is the originator of this mode 
of handling the papers. Although an 
Englishman and not versed at all in the 
delivery of dailies, he studied the system 
employed by the publishers. It was faulty 
to Mr. Abel, very faulty, and he pointed 
out the defects to Don C. Seitz, business 
manager of "The World." 

The faults as mentioned by Mr. Abel 
were acknowledged. Mr. Seitz asked him 
did he know the remedy as well as the 
defect. Mr. Abel thereupon expounded to 
"The World's" business head his cure. 

Following several weeks of negotiations 
and deliberations, "The World" entered 
into the agreement with the Abel com- 
pany on March 26. Immediately, Mr. 
Abel discontinued the baggage transfer 
department of his transportation business. 

The Geo. Abel E lec\ric Transfer Com- 
pany was excellently conceived, which 
was freely admitted at the news of its 
organization becoming known. For years 
there have been complaints against the 
handling of baggage in Greater New York, 
particularly by professionals, and espe- 
cially by vaudeville artists. 

Arriving in this country as the star of 
"Three of a Kind," yet playing in vaude- 
ville, Geo. Abel, who had been a promi- 

nent variety manager in England, after 
sizing up the situation here, decided a 
co-operative corporation for the transfer 
of baggage, financed and managed by 
artists, would be a successful venture. 

To this end he incorporated, inviting 
vaudeville artists to become stockholders. 
This they did to a greater or less extent. 
Like all new enterprises, the Abel com- 
pany encountered difficulties, augmented 

the petty annoyances and complaints made 
by the artists whom he had aspired to 

Coneludi»«i» tli*»re were other and more 
easily trodoen i.iadu to wealth as a trans- 
portation company, Mr. Abel oast about 
until he made the arrangement with the 

The large number of artist-stockholders 
in the Abel company have been greatly 
pleased at the change of business lines, 
and expressed their pleasure to Mr. Abel 
in person and by mail. The assured in- 
come each week places the company upon 
a firm financial basis, with three years of 
affluence in sight, without taking into con- 
sideration the development which will 
naturallv result. 

When asked for an expression of his 

trunks, just for the present, anyway. 

"We will have everything we can do 
for sometime to handle our contracts, but 
perhaps, at a future date, I will again 
install the baggage transfer end. 

"Just now, we don't need it, and couldn't 
possibly take hold of it. 

"The contract we have made with 'The 
World* and 'The Sun' I am not at liberty 
to make public, for business reasons, but 
that it is a most favorable one to the 
Geo. Abel Electric Transfer Co. may be 
judged through our having given up all 
business for it. 

"We have ordered other trucks to be 
built specially for us, and the expecta- 
tions of our company are both rosy and 

"I still look upon the Geo. Abel Electric 




in this specific instance through the op- 
position of the competing and longer es- 
tablished transfer companies of the city. 
Nothing daunted, Mr. Abel persevered, 
having given up his easy berth in vaude- 
ville, where a large salary each week sup- 
plied him with all comforts, and buckled 
down to the onerous position of manager 
of his new venture. This entailed upon 
him and Moses A. Sachs, the attorney for 
the corporation, continuous hours of work, 
watchfulness against the machinations of 
his competitors in their endeavors to 
ruin his business, and greater than all. 

views upon the new condition, Mr. Abel, 
with a smile, said: "Well, I'm satisfied, 
and I'm sure my company is satisfied. 
As you Americans says, It has been a 
tough fight.' 

"Probably there isn't one man in a mil- 
lion who would understand what 1 have 
gone through in the building up of this 
business, though I mentioned it in de- 

"But sufficient, however, that the way 

ahead has a gilded pavement. There is 
no more ambiguity; no more worry; no 

more late express trains, and no more 

Transfer Co. as an artists' business 
corporation," continued Mr. Abel. "The 
artists subscribed for the stock when it 
was placed upon the market, at a time 
when no assurance of profit could be 
given, and I intend to again offer the 
stock to them at the present time, when 
a profit to the company is assured by two 
of the largest newspapers in the world. 

"We shall require financing for a time 
to enlarge our plant with the new wagons 
ordered, but it is merely a question now 
of a short while until we roll up a big 






37th St. and 7th Ave., New York 

CAPITAL STOCK, $100,000.00 

President ------ 

Vice-President and Gen'l Manager, 


(Late Manager Automobile Dept. Messrs. Fiss, Doer & Carroll Company) 


The above company has now given up the business of baggage transfer 
and general haulage, and has entered into most lucrative contracts with 


* ■ 

for the delivery of their newspapers. 

The entire equipment of ten cars has been engaged for a period of three 

The company has further secured contracts calling for the services of 

more automobile wagons which necessitate capital to purchase. 

The contracts in hand assure to investors a dividend of 8% per annum. 

The sale of $30,000 preferred stock, par value $100, is now being offered 

at $110 per share. 



37th Street and 7th Avenue, New York 

When antwering odveriisementt kindly mention Variety. 


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Keith & Proctor's 5th Avenue, Next Week (April 13) 





CONGRESS by COPYRIGHTS issued as follows: 

Class I. XXc. Nos. 24836 and 24837; Class D. XXc. No. 12532. 



Hoch. Kinil. A Co., Empire, Patersou. 

Hodglu, Alberta. Kingliug Bros., C. R. 

Hoffman*. Cycling, Lyric Lincoln, Neb. 

Hoi man Bros., Teatro Uraiu, Clrco Bello, Mexico. 

Holme*. Gertrude Bennett. Central, Greendale. 

HoIiiihii. Harry, Grand, Victoria, B. C. 

Holloway, Art. O., Springfield, lndef. 

Holt, A If., Moas-Stoll Tour, England, lndef. 

Hope, Miirjorie. Princess. Cleveland. 

Hoover, Lilian. 211 E. 14, N. Y. 

Horton A La Trlska, 300 Otb. Long Island. 

Horton & Liuder, Kingliug Bros., C. R. 

Houston, Fritz. Vogels Minstrels. 

Howard's Tony A Dogs, Orpbeum, Easton, l'a. 

Howard, Harry A Mae, Pastor's, N. Y. 

Howard A Cameron, 479 No. Clinton, Rochester. 

Howard A Esher, 881 N. Artlsen, Oblcsgo. 

Honan A Kearney, Orientals. B. R. 

Howard Bros., Varieties. Terre Haute. 

Howard A Howard, Poll's, Scranton. 

Howard A St. Clair, Charing Cross Rd., London. 

Howard, Jos. B., Aleda, III., lndef. 

Howard, May. Rents-Stanley. B. R. 

Howard, Geo. F., 8466 Scranton Rd., Cleveland. 

Howell A Webster. 1668 Broadway. N. Y. 

Hoyle, William, 16 6, Attleboro. Mass. 

Hoyt, Frances A Co., Sherman House. Chicago. 

Hudson Bros., 1887 Maple, Canton. O. 

Hnebn, Musical. 1668 Broadway, N. Y. 

Ilnegel Bros., Lyric, Galveston. 

Hughes, Florence, Harry Bryant's, B. R. 

Hughes, Mr. A Mrs. Nick, Jamaica. L. 1. 

Hueated, Sadie, Yankee Doodle Girls, B. B. 

Huefteruian. .Miss, Barnum A Bailey. C. R. 

Hunter & Duncan. 221 Downey, Indianapolis. 

Hurleys, The, 186% 3b. Orange, Newark. 

Huston. Arthur. Pantages, Seattle, lndef. 

Hyde, Mr. & Mrs.. Cbemo Lake, Clifton. Me. 

Hyde. Walt. M., A Co., 3606 8, Pittaburg. 

Hy lands. Three, 28 Osborn. Dan bury, Conn. 

luihoff A Corlnne, Empire, B. R. 
Imperial Musical Trio, Marlou, Marion. O. 
Imperial Viennese Troupe, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 
International Entertainers, Four, Jolly Girls, B. B. 
Inmsn, The Great, 312 W. 24, N. Y. 
Italia, 366 Mass., Boston. 

Jack Lew A Bro., 9249 So. Chicago, So. Chicago. 
Jackson Family, Rlngling Bros.. C. R. 
Jacksou, Harry A Kate, Empire, Hoboken. 
Jacobs A Sardel, 1240 Franklin. N. S. Pittaburg. 
Jacobs A Weat, Sam Dcvere. B. R. 
James, Byron, Bijou, Flint, Mich., lndef. 
Jenkins A Clark, Box 205, Appleton, Wla. 
Jennings, Arthur 492 Manhattan, N. Y. 
Jennings A Jewell, Knickerbockers, B. B. 
Jennings A Renfrew. j38 Spruce, Chelsea, Maes. 
Jennings. William. White's Gaiety Girls, B. B. 
Jerome, Nat. 8.. 1287 Washington. N. Y. 
Jess, John W.. Lid Lifters. B. B. 
Jewette, Hayes A Lind, Edisonia, Providence. 
Johnson Bros., A Jobnsou, Grand, Reynoldsville, 

Johnson, Cheater, 838 3d Ave., N. Y. 
Johnsou, George, Rlngling Bros., ('. R. 
Johnson, Geo., Scribner'a Big Show, B. B. 
Johnson, Jean P., 622 So. 4, Camden, N. J. 
Johnson, Mark, O. 11.. GreenTllle, O. 
Johnson. Musical, Appolo, Dusseldorf, Ger. 
Johnson. Phil, Brigadiers. B. R. 
Johnstone, Lorlence. 20. Temple, Ft. Wayne. 
Jolsou. AL, Majestic. Ft. Worth. 
Jones & Sutton, Hatbaway's, Brockton. 
Jones A Walton. Bijou, Lansing, Mich. 
Jorden, Tom. Lady Birds, B. R. 
Jorden Troupe, Rlngling Bros., C. R. 


ISO. 00 and upwards. 
Fit, Style and Materials guaranteed. 
Onr illustrated 'BOOKLET OF FASHIONS" sent free to recognised 




CHA8. H. D0UTRICK. late of Henderson's Theatrical Exohange, wishes to announoe to all his 
friends and the profession everywhere that he has absolute charge of the booking department of the 

CHICAGO BOOKING AGENCY, with Headquarters in Suites 80 and 81, 

Am still booking for theatres in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana, in addition to other Middle State 
Vaudeville Houses. 

and ARTI8TS. MANAGERS wanting acts for THEATRE8, PARK8 and FAIR8, write us. We have 
many new novelties on our books. 

ARTISTS. — Bend in your open time. Always want to hear from big novelty acts. Have plenty 
time to offer with short jumps. Address 


Suites 30 and 31 

Grand Opera House Bldg., Chicago 

CHAS. H. DOUTRICK, Booking Manager 

Joyces, The. Rraderhurg's Pbila. 
Jules A Margon, Barlow Minstrels. 

Kallnowakl Bros.. Trans-Atlantic, B. B. 

Kaltno, Cbas. A Ads, May wood, N. J. 

Karland. Great. 806 W. Highland, Norfolk. 

Karuo. Fred, A Co., Keeney's, Brooklyn. 

Kealey, Doc. Rlngling Broa., C. R. 

Keaue. Warren, Keith's. Philadelphia. 

Keatons, Three, 220 W. 88. N. Y. 

Keegan A Mack, 1853 Broadway, N. Y. 

Kcely Bros., K. A P.. ("level a ml. 

Kelfe, Zens, 508 W. 18ft. N. Y. 

Keene. Juggling, 1860 Boston Rd., N. Y. 

Keene A Adams, Poll's, Hartford. 

Keene. Mattie, A Co., 10 W. 182, N. Y. 

Kelly A Kent, Olympic, Chicago. 

Kelly, John T.. Elm hurst, L. I. 

Kelly A Rose, 40 W. 28. N. Y. 

Kelly, M. J., 46 Johnson, Brooklyn. 

Kelly A Massey Co., Grand, Fargo, N. D. 

Kelly. Walter C\, K. A P.. I'nlon Square. N. V. 

Kelly & A slit iy. Palace, Dundee, Scotland. 

Keogh A Francis, Majestic. Dea Moines. 

Keller, Major, Poll's, Waterbury, lndef. 

Kennedy Bros. A Mac, 82 Second, Dover, N. H. 

Kennedy A Wllkens, 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 

Keim & D'Arville, Olympic. Chicago. 

Keno, Welsh A Melrose, Grand, Pittsburg. 

Kenton, Dorothy, Orpheura, Kansas City. 

Kcrslake, Lll. Rlngling Bros., C. R. 

K herns, Arthur H., Revere House, Chicago. 

Klein, Geo., Empire Show, B. B. 

Klein, Ott Bros. A Nicholson, 16 W. 86, Bsyonss. 

Klien A Clifton, 202 W. 39. New York. 

Kichl A Haghi. Rlngling Broa., C. R. 

Kimball A Donovan, 118 Northampton, Boston. 

Klngsburys, The, 1333 Brosdway, N. Y. 

King & Douglas. Hasbrouck Heights, N. J. 

King. Sam A Nellie, 2374 Pitkin. Brooklyn. 

Klns-Ners, 343 N. Clark, Chicago. 

Klnsons, The, 21 E. 20, N. Y. 

Klralfo. Qua, 1710 Third. Evansvllle. , 

Kirbros, The, National. Steubenvllle, O. 

Klrschhorna, 207 So. 13, Omaha. 

Knight, Francis, 225 W. 45, N. Y. 

Knight A Sawtelle. K. A P. ."•Nth St., N. Y. 

Knowles. Harry, 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 

Knox, W. H., Elyslan Grove, Tucson, Arts. 

Kooper, Harry J., Moon Light Maids. 

Kokln, Prince. Shea's, Buffalo. 

Kolfage, Duke, Crystal, Elwood, Ind., . lndef . 

Koppe A Martha. 215 E. 86, N. Y. 

Koppe, S., 215 E. 86. N. Y. 

Kraft, Gos, Barnum A Bailey. C. R. 

Kmioiis, The, Orpbeum, Brooklyn. 

Krauae, Emma, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Kretore, 110 Wash., Altoona. 

Kubns, Three. Pontage's, Seattle. 

Kurtls-Busse, Bijou, Jackson, Mich. 

La Blanc, Bertrane, Grand, Sacramento, lndef. 

La Centra A La Rue, 532 E. 18. N. Y. 

La Clair A West. Orpbeum, Troy, O. 

La Delles, Four, Bijou. Bay City, Mich. 

Lafleur A Dogs, 57 Hanover, Providence. 

Lakola A Lorain. Box 76, San Fernando, Cal. 

Lai II vet to A Co.. O. II., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

La Mar, Sadie, Rolllckers, B. B. 

Lambert A Williams, 140 E. 22, N. Y. 

Lamb A King, 353 State, Chicago. 

Lamb's Manikins, 465 Pippin, Portland. Ore. 

Lampe Bros., Villa Raso, Abaecon, N. J. 

Larex, Joseph, Barnum A Bailey, 0. B. 

Larklns A Burns, 18, Majestic, Montgomery. 

Lswler A Daughters, 100 W. 105, N. Y. 

La Blanche. Great, Hotel Light, Chattanooga. 

La Gust it. 24, Harmon, L. I. 

La Mate Bros., Keith's, Boston. 

La Raab A Scottle. 838 Locust. Johnstown, Pa. 

Laredo A Blake, 325 E. 14. N. Y. 

La Marche, Frankie. 436 E. 26, Chicago. 

Ls Rague Sisters, Barnum A Bailey, 0. B. 

La Toska, Phil., Varieties, Terre Haute. 

La toy Bros., Jolly Grass Widows, B. R. 

Lane Trio, Vogal'a Minstrels. 

La Van A La Valet te. Majestic, Pittsburg, lndef. 

La Rex, Wonderful, Clara Turner 8tock Co. 

La Van Trio, Barnum A Bailey, C. It.' 

La Veen, Cross A Co.. 20. Bijou. Winnipeg. 

La Velle A Grant. 226 E. 14. N. Y. 

La Vine Clmarin Trio. Orpbeum, Harrisburg. 

Larette A Doyle, 840 N. 2, Hamilton, O. 

Lakola, Harry IL, Box 76, San Fernando, Cal. 

Lavine A Hurd. New Century Maids, B. R. 

Lungdons, The. 704 5th Ave., Milwaukee. 

Laughing Blanco, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Lawrence, Pete. Al. Reeves ' Big Show, B. B. 

Ls Gray, Dollie, Bijou, Racine, Wis., lndef. 

Lawrence, Bert, 3 Laurel, Roxbury, Mass. 

Lee. James P., Empire, San Francisco, lndef. 

Lee, Msdilien, French Maids, B. R. 

Lee Tung Foo. 1223 2d. E. Oakland. 

La Veola. Pro< tor's. N. Y. 

Leuhy, Frank W., Manhattan, Norfolk, Va., lndef. 

Leeds, Adelaide, Parisian Widows, B. R. 

Le Dent, Champagne Girls, B. R. 

Le Hlrt. Mons, 326 Clifford, Rochester. 

Leamy Ladles, Barnum A Bailey. C. R. 

Leigh, Andrew, Lady Birds, B. R. 

I.eight<>ns, Three, Orpbeum, San Francisco. 

Lelghtons, Three, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Leonl A Leoni, 10 E. 7th. Cincinnati. 

Leonard, James F., Yankee Doodle Girls, B. B. 

Leonard, (irace. 2(». Orpbeum. Altoona. 

Leonard, Qua, Acme, Sacramento, lndef. 

Leontlna, Marie, 17 E. 87. N. Y. 

Leonard, Chas. F.. National, Steubenvllle, O. 

Leonore A St. Claire, 4048 East on. St. Louis. 

Leonard A Drake, 1800 Park PL, Brooklyn. 

LeRoy A Woodford, 2417 Wylie Ave., Pittsburg. 

Leo, Louis, Majestic, Dallas. 


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15 w. 30th j>T. t N. T. CITY 

I Bastlens, Ringling Bros.. C. It. 

lie* C arrays, 19 Perry, Pittsburg. 

Lea J a roles, Barnum & Bailey, C. R. 

Leslie, Bert, A Co., Empire, lloboken. 

Leslie & Puttee, Dixie, Columbus, Ga. 

Leslie A Williams. Dreamland, Reading, O. 

Lester, Bill, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Lester A Moore, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Lester, Will, 281 Jobn It.. Detroit. 

Levy, Bert, Travel. 5, Orpheum. Kansas City. 

Lery, Mrs. Jules, and Family, 162 W. 98, N. Y. 

Leyden, Margaret, 8647 Vernen, Chicago. 

Levan, Mlaa 1L, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Leville A Sinclair, Auditorium, Lynn. 

Lewis A Chapln. Mary Andersou, Louisville. 

Lewis A Harr, 121 W. 16. N. Y. 

Lewis, Oscar. White's Gaiety Girls, B. R. 

Lewis, Phil., 121 W. 116, N. Y. 

Lewis A Thompson, Merry Maidens, B. R. 

Le Fevre — St. John, 206 American Bldg., Seattle. 

Le Witt & Ashmore. Majestic. Dallas. 

Libbey A Trayer, 802 W. 47. N. Y. 

LIiih A Calljui. Fay Foster. B. R. 

Lincoln. Bill. Kingllng Bros., C. R. 

Linn, Benn, Half Dime, Jersey City, N. J., lndef. 

Livingstone. Three, Ringling Bros.. C. R. 

Llewellyn & Walters. Cooper, Mt. Vernon. O. 

Ldngennan, Samuel A Lucy, 705 N. B, Phi la. 

Lloyd, Herbert, 28 Wellington, Strand. London. 

Loder, Chas. A., Rose Lawn, Areola, Pa. 

Lois, 100 W. 86, N. Y. 

Lomlson, WilUard, 228 Montgomery, Jersey City. 

Long, John, Family, Erie, Pa., indef. 

Louise and Dottle, Bowery Burtesquers, B. R. 

"Love Walts." Maryland, Baltimore. 

Lorltts, The, 814 Beverly rd., Brooklyn. 

Lowanda, A. G.. Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Lowe, Musical, Star. Seattle. 

Lowry. Mr. A Mrs. Exl., 44 E. Cross. Baltimore. 

Luckie St Yoast. 889 Sumpter, Brooklyn. 

Lacier, Marguerite, Qulncy Adams Sawyer Co 

Luelers, Four, Onset. Mass. 

Lucy A I.ucier. Poll's. Springfield. 

Lulgi Picaro Trio, 460 Adolph, Brooklyn. 

"Luis King," 14 Marlborough Rd.. London, Eng. 

Lots Bros., 18 Grant, Corona. N. Y. 

Lukens, 4, Reading, Pa. 

Lynton. Chris., Empire. Los Angeles, indef. 

Lyon* St Cnllum. 217 W. 10, N. Y. 

Lyres, Three, Main. Peoria, 111. 

Mack, Wilbur. Columbia, St. Louis. 

Macarte Sisters. Orphenm, Los Angeles. 

Mack, Billy, 208 Third, N. Y. 

Macks, Two. 246 N. 66, W. Philadelphia. 

Mack St Dougal, 1568 Broadway, N. Y. 

Mac Fadyen 4k Mac Fadyen, 813 So. 5th. B'klyn. 

Mack. James, Wesley, Rose Sydell, B. R. 

Madden-Fitipatrlck Co., Proctor's, Troy. 

Madder n, Joseph, 189 W. 47, N. Y. 

Madcaps. Winkler's, 104 B. 14, N. Y. 

MacDonaugh, Ethel. 68 W. 107. N. Y. 

Mahr, Agnes, Orpheum. Denver. 

Ma DeU St Corbley. 116 Howard, Buffalo. 

"Madie" 408 W. 51, N. Y. 

Magulre. H. S., 20, Kingston, Jamaica. 





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Address, ANNIE VIV'AN, St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, La. 

Makarenkos Duo, 806 E. 5. N. Y. 

Malcbow, Geo., Bijou. Oshkosh, Wis., Indef. 

Malvern Troupe, White's Gaiety Glrlb, B. R. 

Manhasaet Comedy Four, Rose Sydell, B R. 

Mauley A Norrls, 517 Walnut, Hamilton, O. 

Mauley & Sterling. Pastor's, X. Y. 

Manning & Rirdsong. 20. Grand. Nashville. B. R. 

laaateit** Marionette*, Pautagc's Seattle. 

Mardo Trio. Ringling Bros'. C. R. 

Marguerite A lianley. Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Murlo Trio. Washington Society Girls, B. R. 

Marlon A Pearl, Clifton Hotel, Clifton, N. J. 

Marks, Clarence, Broadway Gaiety Girls, B. R. 

Marion A Lillian, Tiger Lillles, B. R. 

Marlowe, Plunkett A Co., 27 Gaylord. Dorchester. 

Marnello Mornits Troupe, Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Marno Trio, 104 W. 14. N. Y. 

Marsh, Joe. 8122 Lucaa, St. Lonls. 

Marshall. Bert, 238 Splcer, Akron, 0. 

Marshall A King. Rents-Santley. B. It. 

Martin. Dare A Percle, 3950 Indianu. Chicago. 

Martynne, C. B., Orpheum. Leavenworth, indef. 

Martynne, Great. Rose Sydell. B. R. 

Martin & Crouch. Family, Butte. 

Martini A Maximilian, Yankee Doodle Girls, B. R. 

Marty, Joe. 1623 Hancock. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Marrder, Lena, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Marriott Twins, Hippodrome. Boston. 

Mary A Petroff, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Mason, Art. Brigadiers, B. R. 

Mason A Bart. Victor House, Chicago. 

Mason at Keeler. Poll's. Hartford. 

Masons. Four, Bijou, Dubuque, la. 

Maaquerla Sisters, Three, 9 33d, Chicago. 

Mathleii. Juggling. Plully's. Richmond. 

Mathews, Joea. Yankee Doodle Olrla, B. B. 

Maxwell A Dudley. 106 W. 96, N. Y. 

May, Arthur O., P. O. Box 528, Hornian, Okla. 

May. Ethel. O. II . Blnghamton. 

Mayer, Robert, Moon Light Maids. 

Mayne, Elizabeth, Harry Bryant's, B. R. 

McAAoy, Harry, Dewey. N. Y. 

McCabe. Jack, Century Girls, B. R. 

McCabe A Peters, Richmond Hotel. Chicago. 

McCarthy, Myles, Union Hotel, Chicago. 

McCarrers, The, 2888 Dearborn, Chicago. 

McConnell A Simpson. Majestic Ft. Worth. 

McCoy. Nellie, 557 W. 124, N. Y. 

McCree Davenport Troupe, Hagenbeck-Waliace. 

McCullough, Walter, Alexander Hotel, Chicago. 

McCune A Grant, 3 Ran ton, Pittsburg, Pa. 

McFarland, Frank. 311 W. 142, N. Y. 

McFarland A McDonald, Colonial Belles, B. R. 

McCauley, Joe, Wonderland, Minneapolis, lndef. 

McGinnis Bros., 75 Bradford, Springfield, Mass. 

McCrath & Paige, Colonial. Richmond, Vs. 

McGregor, Lulu, Grand, Altoona, Pa., lndef. 

McKlnley. Neil. Jersey Lilies. B. R. 

McLaughlin. L. Clair, Sheridanvllle, Pa. 

McLeod, Andy, Kentucky Belles, B. R. 

McMahOO'a Melon tlirls. Temple Detroit. 

McNally Bros., Ringling Bros.. C. R. 

MeWllllams. G. R.. Keith's. Boston. 

Meaney, Lottie, A Co., 7 Elm, Charleston, Mass. 

Melville A Hlggins. 272 So. 2d, Brooklyn. 

Melrose. William, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Meiroy Trio. 97 Park, Chicago. 

Melvln Bros., Kentucky Belles. B. R. 

Menstlans. The, Barnum A Bailey. C. R. 

Monstler. Cloun Le. Ringling Bros.. C. R. 

Mercer. John, Ringling Bros., C. R. 

Merrltt, Raymond, Empire, Loa Angeles, Indef. 

Merrlman Sisters, 912 Bellefontaln, Indianapolis. 

Meers Sisters, Bsrnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Metsettles. Ten, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Mexano Troupe. Campbell Bros., C. R. 

Mlsco. Al.. Ringling Bros.. C. R. 

Middleton. Gladys, 20. Unique. Minneapolis. 

MicskofT Troupe. Savoy. Hamilton. 

Mlgnon. Helene, Empire, St. Paul, indef. 

Mills, Joe, Rolllckers, B. R. 

Mills. Wm.. 20tb Century Msids. B. R. 

Mllvo Bros.. Ringling Bros.. C. R. 

Millard, Frank, Lady Birds, B. R. 

Millard Bros., Crackerjacks, B. R. 

Millman Trio, Krystall Palace. Leipzig. Ger. 

Miller. John, Ringling Bros.. C. R. 

Mlllership Sisters, Watson's. B. R. r 

Miller, Jack. Wonderland. Monnington. W. Va*. 

Miller, Elizabeth, 1726 W. 31 PI., Cleveland. 

Miller. Grace. Phillips'. Richmond. Ind., lndef. 

Miller & Egan. Wonderland. Troy. 

Miller Sisters, Gsy Morning Glories, B. R. 

Mills A Lewis. 114 E. 11, N. Y. 

Mills A Morris. Clarendon Hotel, N. Y. 

Mllletts. The. Ringling Bros.. C. R. 

"Military Octette." Orpheum. Reading. 

Milmurs, The. Maglcland. Connellsvllle, Pa. 

Miner A Coleman. 201 W. 130, N. Y. 

Mitchell A Cain, 611 Sterling PI., Brooklyn. 

Mitchell Sisters. Monarch, Lawton, Okla., indef. 

Mitchell A Qulnn. 20 Bay 26, Bensonhurst, L. I. 

Monroe. George. 1558 Broadway, N. Y. 

Monahans. Dancing. Milford. Mllford. Mass. 

Monie, AL, 8833 Hamilton. Philadelphia. 

Montambo A Hurl Falls, Empire. B. R. 

Montrose, Louise. 4.V) So. First. Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

Montague' a Cockatoos, 54 W. 26, N. Y. 

Montgomery. 06f\ P., Lyric. Hot Springs, lndef. 

Montgomery 4 Moore, 1009 Buttonwood, Phlla. 

Montray, 814 Western Are., Allegheny, Pa. 

Mooiiey. Harry J.. Barnum ft Italic.*, C. R. 

Mooney \ Holbein. Palace, Bradfwrd, Eng. 

Moore A Dillon, Fay Foster. B. R. 

.Moore, Tom. Orpheum, Reading. 

Moorebead, Harry (Dreamland), Norfolk, Va. 

Mora. Silent. Grand, Elyrla. O. 

Mor«.fte Sisters. 1237 Lee. Philadelphia. 

Morgan A Chester, 1 ."»."»:; Brouuway, New York. 

Morgan, Lou, Parisian Belles, B. R. 

Morris A Morton. Dainty Ducbeas, B. R. 

Morre, Chas., Lady Birds, B. R. 

Morre, Helen J.. Night Owls, B. R. 

Morrelle, Marie. \m~Yj Main. Parsons. Kas. 

Morris A. Heuimiiiguay. Columbia. Cincinnati. 

Morrison, (Jeo. N.. Temple. Revere Beach. Mass. 

Morse, Billy, Anheuser's, Aberdeen, Wash.. Indef. 

Morse-Bon. 110 E. 14. New York. 

Morton, Fred W., Bennett's. Montreal. 

Morton, James J., 147 W. 45, N. Y. 

Morton \ Elliott. Moss A Si. .11 Tour, lndef. 

Morton, Ed., Rolllckers, B. R. 

Mullen A Corel!, Grand. Indianapolis. 

Mulllni Sisters, Washington Society Girls, B. B. 

Munger, Mort. M., Frankfort, Ind. 

Murphy A Andrews. 116 Wsahington PI., N. Y. 

Murphy A Magee, ideals. B. R. 

Murphy A Palmer, 309 3d Are., N. Y. 

Murphy A Wlllard. 606 No. 7th, Philadelphia. 

Murphy. Geo. P., Tiger Lilies. B. R. 

Murray. Elizabeth M.. Orpheum. Des Moines. 

Murray Sisters. 238 W. 52. New York. 

Murray. Wm. W.. 223 E. 14. N. Y. 

Murray, Eddie, Fischer's, Los Angeles, lndef. 

Murray, Clayton A Drew. Merry Maidens, B. R. 

Murtha. Lillian. 211 B. 10. N. Y. 

Musketeer Quartette, Criterion, Chicago. 

Musketeers. Three, Jolly Grass Widows, B. R. 

Nagel A Adams, Calgary, Alberta, Can. 

Narelle, Marie, Chrlat Church, New Zealand. 

Natus, Julie, Tiger Lilies, B. R. 

Nawn, Tom, A Co.. 420 W. 52. Phlla. 

Neff, John, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Nellls, Neill A Chapman, 1052 B. Main, Rochester. 

Nelson- Farnum Troupe, 3141 Beverly rd., Brooklyn. 

Nelson, Katharine, 10 Howland. Roxbury. Maas. 

Nelson A Egbert. 483 Atlantic, Pittsburg. 

Nelson, Tony, Frle, Germany. 

Nevada A Eden. 235 W. 43. N. Y. 

Nevaros. Four, Barnum A Bailey. C. R. 

Newell Sisters. Jolly Girls, B. R. 

Newell A Nlblo, 14 Leicester St.. London, Eng. 

Newman, Jules, Lady Birds, B. R. 

Newsomes, Four, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Nichols A Hogan, 1544 Broadway, Brooklyn. 

Nickel. Earl, 345 E. 40, Chicago. 

Nlcolal, Tda, Bohemians. B. R. 

Night With the Poets, Keith's. Boston. 

"Night on a Houseboat." Bennett's, Montreal. 

Noble, Billy, 20th Century Maids, B. R. 

Nolan. Fred. Boston Belles. B. R. 

Norman's Juggling Six. Columbia, Cincinnati. 

North, Bobby. 45 W. 116. N. Y. 

NeSSBft, Six. K. A P. 58ft St.. New York. 

Notes, Musical, Irwin, Goshen, Ind.; lndef. 

Nugent, Eddie, Trans-Atlantic, B. R. 

Nugent. J. C. The Oaks, Canal Dover, 0. 

Nugent A Miller. Keith's. Boston. 

O'Brien-Havel. 616 52. Brooklyn. 
O'Connell & Golden, Casino, Allegheny, Pa. 


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Odell A Hart, 2063 Strand, Green Lake, Wash. 

Odell A Klnley, 8405 Oolllngwood. Toledo. 

Ogden, Helen, 279 Clybourne, Chicago. 

Oliver**. Three. WasHon's, Joplln, Mo. 

Olivette, 225 Pacific, Brooklyn. 

Omega. Ollie, Parisian Widows, B. R. 

Omega Trie, Pastor's, N. Y. 

••Onetta," Park Hotel, Port Chester, N. Y. 

On thank A Blsnchetto, P. O.. Boston, Mass. 

O'Nell. Tommle, White's Gaiety Girls, B. B. 

O'Neill, W. A.. Orphenm, Osklsnd, lndef. 

O'Neill Trio, Acme. Sacramento. 

Orth & Fern. Orpheum, San Francisco. 

Ollfans, Three, 711 Orchard, Chicago. 

O'Regan, Box 605. Ottawa, Can. 

Orhasuny. Irma. Majestic, Madison, Wis. 

Orloff. Olga, Toreadore, B. B. 

O'Rourke & Marie, Merry Makers. B. B. 

Otto Bros., 10 Howland, Roxbury, Maas. 

Pachero Family. Barnum ft Bailey. C. R. 

I'amahiiKika. Prof., 10.17 B. Dauphin, Phlla. 

Palfrey A Hofiler, 51 Broadway. Providence. 

Palmer .Sisters, ."4."> Hart, Brooklyn. 

Parisian Grand Opera Co., 686 Lexington, N. Y. 

Parka, Dick, 1268 B. 25, Los Angeles. 

Patton. Grace. Rolllckers. B. R. 

Patty Bros., Ringling Bros., 0. R. 

Psullnettl A Plquo, 242 Franklin, Phlla. 

Pauline. Danville. N. V. 

Pendletons. The, 135 Pittsburg. New Castle. 

Pero A Wilson, 885 Temple. Washington, O. 

Pearl, Kathryn, Rolllckers, B. R. 

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"At the White House" 


Alhambra Theatre, Week April 13th. 



Comedy, Singing and Dancing. 


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Generally Featured. Everything New. 

MAY 11th, and later open 

White Rots, 1 553 B'woy, 
Address Care Vaudeville Comedy Club, 147 W. 45th St., New York 

or 1 25 W. II 6th St., New York 


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Character Songs and Changes. 

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Took Jim Morton's place on the 125th St. bill last week and Jim says I filled the place to his entire satisfaction. I wonder if there is a 

hidden meaning in that. 

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Pearl, Violet, Sollickers, B. R. 

Pederson Bros.. 528 lat, Milwaukee. 

Pelots, The, 161 Westminster, Atlantic City. 

Pepper Twins. Lindsay, Ont., Can. 

Perkins. Dsvld F., 222 Eastern. Portland. Me. 

Perkins, Walter E., 208 American Bldg., Seattle. 

Perry A White, Miss N. Y.. Jr.. B. R. 

Perry, Clayton. Ideals, B. R. 

Perry. Frank L., 747 Burhsmsn, Minneapolis. 

reranne. Camllle, Oslety, Springfield, III. 

Petehing Bros.. Orpheum, Sioux City. 

Peters, Phil A Nettle, 107 B. 31, N. Y. 

Phllhrnoka A Reynolds. 220 B. 78, N. Y. 

Phillips A Fsrlardesu, Park, Brownsville, Ps. 

Phillips. J. H.. 10 W. 182, N. Y. 

Phillips Sisters, Majestic, B. R. 

"Planophlends." Orpheuro, 8t. Paul. 

Plercy A Fulda, 1026 Peterson, Baltimore. 

Pike. Lester, Brigadiers, B. B. 

Pike, May. Brigadiers. B. R. 

Polrer's Three, 12 Notre Dsme, Montreal. 

Pollard, Jeanne, World Beaters, B. B. 

Pollard, W. D., Majestic, Ft. Worth. 

"Polly Pickle'a Pets," Orpheum, Denver. 

Poaner, Allan H., 486 Central Psrk W., N. Y. 

Potter A Harris, 701 Leland, Chicago. 

Powers Bros., 16 Trssk, Providence. 

Power, Colette A Co.. 76 Rockvllle pi., Brooklyn. 

Pram pin Trio, 847 W. 40. N. Y. 

Price. John R.. A Co.. 211 E. 14. N. Y. 

Primrose. Fred.. 876 Wsllahont. Brooklyn. 

Prltikow. Louis, Century Girls. B. R. 

Prosit Trio, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

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Pryors, The, 80 No. Msln, Providence. 
Psycho, Mile., Gen. Del., Chicago. 
Pucks, Two, Majestic. Chlcsgo. 
Pudgie A Bmmett, 464 Blewett, Seattle. 
Pullen. Louella, 104 Jefferson, Trenton. 
I ' til 1 mil ii Porter Maids, Orpheum, Boston. 

Quaker City Quartet. 408 Macon. Brooklyn. 
Qulgf A Mack, 115 U. 14. N. Y. 



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That thoM "Sohool Boys and School Girls" 
E A RLE have earned such a sensation on the 
Orpheum Circuit and proved such a Dig draw* 
in* oard that they have bean offered the tame 
route next season by Martin Book of the 
Orpheum. New York will shortly aee this aot 
elaborated on, and produced as a young comio 
opera called "School Days," in which there 
will be a company of 50 youngsters. 

P. 8.— Don't forget the new ballad, "Some- 
day, Sweetheart, Someday," especially if yon 
have sunr "That's What The Rose Said To 

More P. 8.— -Those "Blonde Typewriters" 
with ARTHUR CONRAD have been booked by 
the United for several weeks until they open 
their season at one of the local roof gardens. 

Radford A Valentine, Alhambra, Paris. 

Rain Dears. Shubert, Utics. 

Rainbow Sisters, Majestic, Asblsnd. 

Raleigh * Harrington, 233 Winter, Hageratown. 

Ralston A Son, Box 641, Pstcbogue. L. I., N. Y. 

Rastus & Hanks. Grand, Hanley, Rng. 

Rawls A Voq Kaufman. Anderson, Louisville. 

Rawsoo A June, Phoenicia. N. Y. 

Raymond. Ruby, Poll's, Waterbury. 

Raymond A Harper, 6406 Lexington, Cleveland. 

Rayno's, Al., Bull Dogs, Sharptown, Ind. 

Razarfs, The, 4503 No. 20, Pblla. 

Ray, Fred, A Co., Keith's, Ottawa, Can. 

Raymond Fredericks, 16 E. 88, N. Y. 

Raynor, Val.. Trans-Atlantlcs, B. R. 

Reaves, Roe, Princess, Columbia, O. 

Reded A Hadley, World Beaters. B. R. 

Reed Bros., 66 Saxton, Dorchester, Mass. 

Reed, John P., Wesson's, Joplln, Mo. 

Reed A St. John. 454 Manhattan, N. Y. 

Regal Trio, 118 W. Washington, pi., N. Y. 

Rego, Jlmmle, Lyric, Schenectady. 

Redford A Winchester, Poll's, Worcester. 

Reld Sisters, 63 Broad, Elisabeth. 

Reld. Lilian, A Co.. 272 E. 88. Chicago. 

Reed A Earl, Lyric, Grand Island, Neb. 

Reed, Harry L., Washington, Buffalo, Indef. 

Reeves, Al., Reeves' Beauty Show, B. R. 

Reeves, Alf., Keeney's, Brooklyn. 

Reeves, Billy, Keeney's, Brooklyn. 

Reilly, Johnnie, Nuls, Cadillac, Mich. 

Remington, Mayme, Hammersteln's, N. Y. 

Rennee Family, Majestic, Birmingham. 

Reno, Geo. B., A Co.. Empire, London, Eng. 

Reno A Bigar, Barnum A Bailey. C. R. 

Renshaw, Swt, Majestic, La Salle, 111., Indef. 

Rensetts A Lyman, Trocadero, B. R. 

Revere A Yulr, Champagne Girls, B. R. 

Beynard, A. I>.. Family, Kane, Pa. 

Reynard, Ed. F., Alhambra, N. Y. 

Reynolds, Abe, Miss N. Y., Jr., B. R. 

Rice, Al.. 262 Springfield. Newark. 

Rice A Cohen, Orpheum. St. Paul. 

Rice, Fanny, Keith's, Cleveland. 

Rice, True, 1223 State, Milwaukee. 

Rice A Elmer, 843 E. 142. N. Y. 

Rice A Prevost, G. O. H., Syracuse. 

Rice A Walters, Boston Belles. B. R. 

Richards, Chris., Empire, Paterson. 

Richo Duo, Lyric, Ft. Smith, Ark. 

Richards, Great. Chase's, Washington, D. C. 

Riley, Frank, Orientals. B. R. 

Rlrrobon's Horses. Rlngllng Bros.. C. R. 

Richards A Orover. Grand, Grand Rapids. 

Rlnaldoa. The. Burt's, Auburn, N. Y. 

Ring A Williams, 102 Liberty, Baltimore. 

Rio. Adolph, 222 E. 14, N. Y. 

Ritter A Foster, Hippodrome, Brighton, Bug. 

Rlvnrds, Three, 338 Sorlbner. Oriind Rapids. 

Roattlno A Stevens, Arcade, Toledo. 

Roberts, Four. Bijou, Muskegon, Mich. 

Roberts, Signs, Merced. Cal. 

Roblsch A Childress. National. Steubonville, O. 

Robinson A Grant, 206 8th Ave., N. Y. 

Robinson. Tom. Scrlbner's Big Show. B. R. 

Roby, Dan, Majestic. Topeka. 

Roche, La Belle, Mile., Rlngllng Bros.. C. R. 

Rock A Fulton. Hammersteln's, N. Y. 

Rockaway A Conway, Orpheum, Sioux City. 

Roethig, Henry, St. Charles Hotel, Chicago. 
Rogers, Mr. A Mrs. Root., 121 W. 42. N. Y. 
Roltare, 28 W. 83. N. Y. 


Headline Feature. Interstate Circuit. 

Romola, Bob, Bijou, Davenport, la., indef. 

Rooney A Bent, Maryland, Baltimore. 

Rooney, Katie, 807 N. Patterson Pk., Baltimore. 

Rome, Mayo A Juliet, Majestic, Montgomery. % 

Romaine, Anna, Lid Lifters, B. R. 

Roraanhoffs, The, Alpha, Brie, Pa. 

Ronaldos, The, Crystal, Milwaukee. 

Rooney Sisters, 807 N. Patterson Pk.. Baltimore. 

Rosa, Bessie, Boston Belles, B. R. 

Roscoe A Sims, Rents-Skntley, B. R. 

Ross A Lewis, Empire, Greenock, Scotland. 

Ross A Vack. 11 W. 114. N. Y. 

Rose, Elmer, French Maids, B. B. 

Rosso A Slmms, Bowery Borleaquers, B. R. 

Rousek, Jsck, Air-Dome, Leavenworth, indef. 

Rowland, 127 W. 27. N. Y. 

Royce Bros., 874 N. Randolph, Chicago. 

Ryno A Emerson, Continental Hotel. Chicago. 

Russel A Held, K. A P. 126th St., N. Y. 

Russell, Fred. P., 486 W. 186, N. Y. 

Russell, Fred., Bowery Borleaquers, B. R. 

Russell A Davis, Idle Hour, Atlanta. Indef. 

Ryan A Richfield, K. A P. 125th St., N. Y. 

Ryan, Nan. A Co., 1858 Broadway, N. Y. 

Ryan A White, 504 E. 163. N. Y. 

Ryan, Zorella A Jenkins, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Sada-Carmen Sisters, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Salamonskl, E. M., Prof.. Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Sandwinas, The. Valentine, Toledo. 

Salmo, Juno, Keith's, Portland, Ore. 

Sattler, Ohas., Lady Birds, B. R. 

Sanford A Darlington, 2422 So. Adler, Phila. 

Salvail, Temple, Ft. Wayne. 

Salvaggla 5. Miss N. Y., Jr., B. R. 

Samson, Doc, Coburn Greater Minstrels. 

Sandow A Lamport, Orientals, B. R. 

Sawyer, Harry Clinton, Lyric, Houston. 

Saxton A Somers, Lyric, Macon, Ga. 

Schaar Trio. Bijou, Battle Creek. 

Schack, Nat» Goodwin, Shreveport, Ala. 

Scliade, F.. Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Schepp, Graver, Rolllckera, B. R. 

Schuster, Milton, Palace, Boston, indef. 

Scott, Edonard, Grand, Reno, Nev., Indef. 

Scott. Mike. 223 Third. N. Y. 

Scott A Wright, Hathaway's, New Bedford. 

Seabury & Wllkle, Lyric, Asbvllle, N. C. 

Sears, Gladys, Parisian Belles, B. R. 

Seftoo, Harry, Grand, Hamilton, O. 

Seguln, Wood, Eugenia, 2314 Hollywood. Toledo. 

Semon. ('has. IV, Columbia, Cincinnati. 

Semon Trio, Revere House, Chicago. 

Seymour Sisters, 1040 Nicholas, Pblla. 

Seyons, The. Parisian Belles, B. R. 

Shadle, Frank. Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Shannons. Four, Saratoga Hotel, Chicago. 

Sharpe, Dollle, Family, Pottsvllle. Pa.. Indef. 

Sharoeks, The, Fnlque, Eau Claire. 

Sbaws, Aerial, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Shayne A King, 110 E. 14. N. Y. 

Sherman A Fuller, 863 N. 8. Reading. Pa. 

Sheer, Bessie, 212 Woodward. Detroit. 

Shlpp. Julia, A Edward, Barnum & Bailey. C. R. 

Shlrhart. Anson, Crystal, Detroit, Indef. 

Shoer. Willie. 226 E. 39. N. Y. 

Shrodes, Chas. A Alice, Temple. Detroit. 

Sle Hasan Ben All. Luna Villa. Coney Island. 

Slegel, Clarence, Grand. Nashville. 

Slmms. The Mystic, Box 369, Dobbs Ferry. N. Y. 

Stelnert A Thomas, 120 W. 135. N. Y. 

Sieger, Lillian, nirry Bryant's, B. R. 

Sldman, Sam. 6111 Qulncy. Cleveland. 

Sldonne A Kellle, 424 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. 

Slher, Mr. A Mrs., .Telenkos. Klttanlng. Pa. 

Silver Stars, 51 Hanover. Boston. 

Simpsons. Musical, Crystal, TrlnMad. Col. 

Six English Belles. Gay Morning Glories. B. R. 

Slneay'a Dogs A Cats, 101 W. 40. N. Y. 

Smirl A Kessner, 229 W. 38. N. Y. 

Smith A Convey, Trans-Atlantlcs. H. R. 

Smiths, Aerial. Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Smith, Harry A.. Majestic, Madison. Wis. 

Smith Bros., 66 Hawthorne, Hartford. 

Smedley A Arthur Co., 231 W. 38. N. Y. 

Smith, Wm. M.. Broadway Gaiety Girls. B. R. 

Smith A Brown. Morning Glories. B. R. 

Smytbe. Wm. H.. Cay Morning Glories, B. R. 

Snyder A Buckley. Orpheum. Los Angeles. 

Sommers A Storke, Ideals. B. R. 

Somers, Zulmar, Pat White's Gsiety Girls, B. R. 

Some Quartet. Merry Maidens, B. R. 

Sonnett. Annette, City Sports. B. R. 

Soper. Bert, Star, Altoona. Pa.. Indef. 

Sonder, Pearl, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Spencer, Lloyd, Lyric, Houston, indef. 

Splssel Bros. A Mack, K. A P. 58th St., N. Y. 

Spooler, Lew H., Empire, B. R. 

Sprsgue A Dixon, Revere House, Chicago. 

SturTord A Stone, Gaiety, Springfield, 111. 

Stanford, Billy, 214 Clymer, Reading. 

Stanley, It.. Barnum A Bailey. C. It. 

Stanley, Mr. A Mrs. W. H., 443 Centre, Brooklyn. 

Stanley, Minna, City Sports, B. R. 

Stanton A Sandberg, 711 Orch., Chkago. 

Starr, Carrie Brigadiers, B. R. 

Steely A Edwards, Mary Anderson, Louisville. 

Steins, AL. 131 W. 26, N. X., care tsf Ward. 

Stevens, Leo, Washington Society Girls, B. R. 

Stevens A Boebm. 326 B. 14. N. Y. 

Stewarts, Musical, Bohemians, B. R. 

Stewart A Desmond, 147 W. 142. N. Y. 

Stewart, Harry, Rose Sydell, B. R. 

Stephens, Harry, Maryland, Baltimore. 

Stlckner, Emma, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Stickney Miss R.. Barnum A Bailey. C. R. 

Stlekney's Pony and Dogs, Hempstead, L. I. 

Stickney, Robert, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Stlrk A Dan, 28 Hancock, Brockton, Mass. 

Stone, Wlsard, Hackney, London, Eng. 

St. Elmo, Leo, 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 

St. Onge Bros., 22 Portland, Worcester. 

Strickland, E. C, E. Greenwich, R. I. 

"Stunning Grenadiers," Orpheum, Johnstown. 

Stuart A Keeley, 822 College, Indianapolis. 

Stuart, J. Francis, 214 No. 8. Philadelphia. 

Sturgls. Ida, Imperials, B. R. 

Stutsman A Crawford, Family, Williamsport, Pa. 

Sullivan, W. J., Bijou, Jamestown, N. D., indef. 

Sullivan Bros., 6 So. High, Mill ford, Mass. 

Sully A Phelps, 2320 Bolton, Phila. 

Summers A Winters, 5308 Prairie, Chicago. 

Sunny South, Empire, Cardiff, Wales. 

SutclliTe Troupe, Empire, Sheffield, Eng. 

Sutton A Sutton, High School Girls, B. R. 

Sweet, Eugene, 25 Cherry, Providence. 

Sweeney, John &., 452 Turner, Allentown. Pa. 

Swor Bros., G. O. II., Syracuse. 

Sylow, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Sylows, The, Parisian Belles, B. B. 

Sylvan A O'Neal, World Beaters, B. R. 

Symonds, Jack, Novelty, Oakland. 

Sympbonla Musical Trio, 26 N. Jefferson, Dayton. 

Tanean, 10 Central, Brooklyn. 
Tanka, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 
Taylor, Tell, La Salle, Chicago, indef. 
Taylor, Ella, French Maids, B. R. 
Tegge A Daniel, 2148 No. Robey, Chicago. 
Tempest Trio, 124 Boneau, Jersey City. 
Tenors. Four, Pat White's Gaiety Girls, B. R. 
That Quartette. Orpheum, 'Atlanta. 
Thayer, Joe, Ashmont House, Lynn. 
The Quartette, Cook's, Rochester. 
Thomas, David, care of Moyer, Atlanta. 
Thompson A Carter, City Sports, B. R. 
Thompson, Harry, 112 Covert, Brooklyn. 
Thompson Sisters. Castle. Bloomlngton, 111. 
Thome, Mr. A Mrs., Orange, Orange, N. J. 
Thropp. Clara. (Jrand, Victoria, B. C. 
Tlddlewlnks A Dugan, 503 Hudson, N. Y. 
Tierney. Belle, 74 N. Main. Woonsocket, R. I. 
Tlerney A Odell. Bijou, Winnipeg. 
Tinney, Frank II.. 812 Moore, Phila. 
Toledo. Sydney, Family, Pottsvllle, Pa. 
Tom Jack Trio. Orpheum, Memphis. 
Torcat, Majestic, Johnstown. 
Travers, Belle, Orientals, B. R. 
Trillers. The, 346 E. 20, N. Y. 
Troubadours, Three, Lyric, Dayton, O. 
Truesdell, Mr. A Mrs., G. O. H., Pittsburg. 
Trocadero Quartet, Dixieland, Jacksonville, Fla. 
Tully. May, 27 W. 84. N. Y. 
Turnour, Jules, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 
Turpln, Ben, 310 E. Superior, Chicago. 
Tyce. Lilian. Hathaway's. Brockton. 
Tyroleans, Fourteen, Pant age's, Tacoma. 

Ullrich. Frits, 206 W. 44. N. Y. 
Drma Sisters. Barnum A Bailey. C. R. 
Usher, Claude A Fannie, Maryland, Baltimore. 

Vagges. The 4. Green. Auburn. N. Y. 

Van, Charles A Fannie. Poll's. New Haven. 

Valadons. Aerial. Pastor's. N. Y. 

Valdare A Varno, 175 S. Lake, Aurora, III. 

Valmore. Mildred. Toresdors. B. R. 

Valolse Bros., Orpheum. Gallon, O. 

Valveno Bros.. 107 E. 31, N. Y. 

Valveno A Ln More. 20. Tacoma. Boston. 

Van, Billy, Orpheum. Harrisburg. 

Van Cleve, Denton A Pete. 236 E. 14, N. Y. 

Van Dom A McGlll. 241 Henward. Brooklyn. 

Van, Gofre A Cotrely, Cincinnati. 

Van Hoven, G. O. H.. T'lirlc bvllle, O. 

Van Lee, James, Yankee Doodle Girls, B. R. 

Van, Miss If., Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Vardaman. 270 W. 80. N. Y. 

Vardon, Perry A Wilbur. Craekerjscks. B. R. 

Variety Qnsrtette, Moonlight Maids, B. R. 

Vesta, Nettle. O. O. H.. Syracuse. 

Veda A Qulntarow, Globe Hotel, Bellalre, O. 






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Vedmars, The, 740 Amsterdam,. N. Y. 

Verdi Musical Four, 46 W. 28. N. Y. 

Vermette Car pottle Trio, 451 Breboeuf, Montreal. 

Vema Belle, 836 Beaum, Somervllle, Mass. 

Verno A Verne, Esrl, Pueblo, Col. 

Viols A Bro.. 123 Montauk. Brooklyn. 

Voelker, Mr. A Mrs. Frederic, Moore's, Portland- 

Von Dell. Harry, 14th street. Indef. 

Vynos, The, Hathaway's, New Bedford. 


Wahlund. Tekela Trio 20ft W. 22. N. Y. 

Waldorf A Mendes, 110 Green, Albany. 

Walton, Irving R., Irwin's Majesties, B. R. 

Waller A Maglll. 102 7th Ave.. N. Y. 

Walters, Harry, Majestic, Dallas. 

Walker, NeUa, Columbia, St. Louis. 

Walters, Harry. 1B83 Broadway. N. Y. 

Walsh, George, Toreadors, B. R. 

Walsh Lynch A Co., Irwin's Big Show, B. B. 

Ward A Sheppell. Trocadero, B. R. 

Ward. Billy, Myrtle Ave.. Brooklyn. 

Wards, The, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Warner, 8tanley M., 126 W. 112, N. Y. 

Watson A Little, Empire, Hoboken, N. J. 

Walton. Bert A Lottie, Bijou, Superior, Wis. 

Ward. Klare A Co., Lynn, Mass. 

Watson Sisters, Irwin's Big Show, B. R. 

Wsrd Trio, 640 82. Milwaukee. 

Warren A Brockway, Reilly A Woods, B. B. 

Waters, James R., Vanity Fair, B. R. 

Wangdoodle Four. Vanity Fair, B. B. 

Washer Bros., Oakland, Ky. 

Washburn. Blanche, Broadway Gaiety Girls, B. R> 

Waterbury Bros. A Tenny, Shea's, Buffalo. 

Watson, Jon. K., Rolllckera. B. R. 

Watsons. Sammy, Lyric, Dayton, O. 

Webb, Harry L., Beatrice, Neb. 

Webb. John L.. Brigadiers, B. R. 

Webb. Josle. Tiger Lilies, B. R. 

Webb. Mabel, Pat White's Gaiety Girls, B. R. 

Weber, Ohas. D., Bowery Burlesquers, B. R. 

Weber, John. Brosdway Gaiety Girls, B. B. 

Webster A Carlton, 622 W. 23. N. Y. 

Weed. Boy, 434 Lincoln. Chicago. 

W«l<b, Geo., Keeney's. Brooklyn. 

Welch, Jas., A Co., 248 Fulton. Buffalo. 

Webb A Maltland, Vanity Fair, B. R. 

Wells. Pauline, Parisian Widows, B. R. 

V,.| *. Billy K.. Harry Bryant's B. R. 

Went worth. Rose, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Wentworth, Vesta A Teddy, Hlmmerllne Fftoek.. 

Werden A Taylor. Poll's. Scranton. 

West, John A., 161 W. 66, Chicago. 

West A Benton, Oak Park. Sacramento, Indef. 

Wesley A White, Smith Ave.. Corona. L. I. 

West. Harry, Washington Society Girls. B. R. 

West. Ed., Parisian Belles. B. R. 

Weston, Sam, 16 E. 111. N. Y. 

Weston, Emma. Empire. B. R. 

Wi-ston. Sadie. Parisian Belles, B. R. 

Wheeler Children. 2514 No. 26. Phila. 

Whalley A Whalley. Box 202. Fltchbnrg, . Mass. 

Wheeler. Little Children, 2.-.14 No. 25. Phila. 

Wheelers, The, 1653 Broadway, N. Y. 

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Wheeler, Bert, 1688 Broadway, N. Y. 

Wheeler A Rosey. IS So. Clark, Chicago. 

Whelan A Searles.1520 Glen wood. Phils. 

White, Frank, Brigadiers, B. R. 

White Hawk, 750 Westchester, N. T. 

White. Pat, Pat White's Gaiety Girls. B. R. 

White. Tom. Lady Birds, B. R. 

Whittle, W. E.. 148 Hornblower. Belleville. N. J. 

Whitehead. Joe, 408 W. 88, N. T. 

WuftW. James,- Ti*ni>-Atlaijth.., B. R. 

Wlggana, Joe, Imperials, B. R. 

Wlllsrd A Bond. Lyric. Llucoln, Neb. 

Wilbur, Caryl, Hippodrome, Leeds, Eng. 

Wilder. Marshall P., 280 W. 07. N. Y. 

Williams. C. W., Richmond Hill, L. I. 

Williams A Mayer, 800 W. 85, N. Y. 

Williams, Joe, Jersey Ulles, B. R. 

Williams A West, Moon Light Maids. 

Williams A Weston, 208 State, Chicago. 

Wills A Hassan, Poll's, Bridgeport. 

Wilson & Doyle, Shubert, Chattanooga. 

Wilson, Tony, Helolse A Armoros Sisters, 1 Prima 

rd., Brixton, Lonuon, 8. B., Eng. 
Wilson, Alf. A Mabe, 250 W. 37, N. Y. 
Wilson Brothers, 1300 So. 0. May wood, 111. 
Wilson, Lizzie N., Orpheuiu, Lima, O. 
Wilson. Raleigh, Campbell Bros., C. R. 
Wilson. Sam, Moon Light Maids. B. R. 
Wilton, Belle, Vanity Fair, B. R. 
Wineherman, V. P., 201 E. 14, N. Y. 
Winkler & Kress, 224 W. 38, N. Y. 
Wlnslow. W. JJ., liaruum A Bailey, C R. 
Winston's Seals, 2410 W. Conry, Richmond. 
Wine. Jack. 30th St., Pittsburg. 
Wlxon A Eaton, Strolling Players Co. 
W.kmI Bros., Folly. Chicago. 
Wood A Woods, Ringllng Bros., C. It. 
Wood. Ralph. Lyric. Ft. Smith, Ark., Indef. 
Woodford's Animals, Rose Sydell, B. R. 
Wolford & Stevens. Criterion. Savannah. 
Wolfe A Vaughan. Windsor Novelty, St. Paul. 
Wormser Tots, 502 W. 3, Davenport, la. 
Woodward, Ed. & May, O. H., Reading, O. 
Wormwood. Prof.. Barnum A Bniley. C. R. 
World A Kingston. Sheedy's. Fall River. 
Work A Ower. Chase's. Washington. 
Worthley, Mlntborne, 125 Lexington, N. Y. 
Wotan, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 
Wright, Bertha, Brigadiers, B. R. 
Wulff, Edward, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 
Wulff, Mme. E., Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 
^ urnell, Arnold B., 017 McDooough, Sandusky, O. 
Wygand A Wygand. Orpheum, Yonkers. 
Wynn A Lewis. 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 

Yaekley & Bunnel. It. F. O. No. 0. Lancaster. 

Yalto Duo, 229 W. 38, N. Y. 

Yamamato Bros., Emerald. Adams Co., O. 

Yelleromes Sisters, Four, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Young America Quintette, 154 Clifton PL, B'klyn. 

Young A De Vole, 8 Lower 5, Evanavllle. 

Youngs & Brooks. Suffern, N. Y. 

Young A Manning, 2130 Grant, Denver. 

Young, Ollle, A Bros., 58 Chittenden, Columbus. 

Youtuckey. Prince, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 


Zamloch A Co., 403 0th. New York. 

Zanzigs, The. Alhambra. LondOA, Eng. 

Zaras. 4, 104 W. 40, N. Y. 

Zazell A Vernon Co., 141 E. 16, N. Y., II. L.. 20. Majestic, Denver. 

Zeino, Zemo Troupe, A It res. Zanesville, O. 

Zeno, Bob, 009 N. Wood, Chicago. 

Zimmerman, Al., Empire, B. R. 

/I miner. John, Empire, San Francisco. Indef. 

gobedl, Fred., 20, Armory, Bingbamton. 


Adams Ac White. Family. Lancaster. 
Alvln. Peter H., G. O. II., riirichsville. O. 

Banks & Newton, Colonial, Norfolk. 
Baleman. Tom. Seenie Temple, Boston. 
Batlie. Win. Carl. 0037 Normal. Chicago, 
Bennett, I. aura. Majestic. Madison, Wis. 
Bissett & Scott. June 1, Empire. London. 
Bowers A Smith. Oliver, Everett. Mass. 
Brown. Harris & Brown. 20, Orpheum. Harris 

Carou \ Farnuin. Orpheum. Memphis. 
Cassia & Reeves, Lyric. McAllister. Okla. 
Clark A Turner. Casino. Vander Orift. Pa. 
Clifford A Ilaldin. Pastor's. N. Y. 
Clyo & RocbeUe, Seenie Temple. Chelsea. Mass. 
Crescent City Quartette, 114 Forrest. Brooklyn. 

De Cotrel »V Howard. Lyric. Schenectady. 
Dickinson. W. S., Alino, Birmingham. 

Fooda, IH'11 A Fonda. Family, Klinira. N. Y. 
Fuller, Ida, K. A P. 5th Ave., N. Y. 

Grove, ("has. L.. 347 E. Wash., Chambersburg, Pa. 
Hnnion fi Lewis, 121 W. 110, N. Y. 

Hnrcourt. Daisy. Orpheum. Oakland. 

Hassan Ben All's Arabs. 20. Columbia. St. Ijotiis. 

Henry, ('apt.. Crystal, Braddock, Pa. 

1 lillnwm A Floyd. 219 W. 02. N. Y. 

Hope, Marjorie. Princess, Cleveland. 

Hoyt A McDonald, National Hotel. Chicago. 

Hyde, Mr. a Mrs. Root., Bijou. Reading. 

"In Old Seville." K. A P. 58th, N. Y. 

Jennings A Renfrew, Keith's. Boston. 

Knight Bros. A Snwtelle., K. A P., N. Y. 

I. a Note Bros., Broadway. Cannlen. N. J. 

Marlowe, lMunkett A Co., Olympic, Lynn. 
Marvin Bros., Bijou. Marinette. Wis. 
Mason A Dornn, Slieeily's. Fall River. 
McAvay A Hartley. Grand, Hamilton, O. 
McCarthy, Myles, Green Room Club, N. Y. 

MeNamee. 20, 1'roctnr's. Troy. 

Muller. Chum A Mailer, 20. Columbia. Cincinnati. 

"(lias. Nevins A College Girls." Trent, Trenton. 

Xohlettc A Marshall. Dominion, Winnipeg. 

Nolan. Irwin. Gains, 111. 
"Paradise Alley," Altoona, Pn. 

Perry. Frank L.. Majestic. Ashland. 
Prior A Norris. Palace, Memphis. 
Prices. Jolly. Sheedy's, Brockton. 

Ramsey Sisters. Star. Chicago. 

Kego, Jiminie. Lyric, Schenectady. 

Rhodes a Enget, 22Sa Chaoncey, Brooklyn. 

Sani|)son A Douglns. Pantage's, Seattle. Indef. 

Girls and Teddy Bear." Poll's, 
A Master Nelson. Orpheum, 

"Six Little 

Sterling, Kittle, 

Zanesville, O. 
St. Elmo. Leo, G. O. H.. Unlontown. Ps. 
"Ten Dark Knights." Proctor's. Newark. 
Toys. Musical. St. John. N. B.. Can. 
Travers, Roland, Majestic. Chicago. 
Viola. Otto. A Bro.. 20. Family. Hazleton. 

-Wh'.tmaHv F-snk, Orpheum Harrlsburg, 

Wlllsrd A Bond. 10. Bijou. Dubuque. la. 
Wllso:i. Lottie. Garrlck. Burlington, Is. 



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When not otherwise indicated, 
show indicates it is laying off. 

Americans, Folly, Chicago. 
Avenue Girls, Trocadero, Plilla. 
Bachelor Club. L. O.; 20, Gayety, Phila. 
Bchniai Show, Gayety. Toronto. 
Blue Ribbons, Standard, Cincinnati. 
Bon Tons. Lyceum, Boston. 
Boston Belles. Gayety, Birmingham. 
Bohemian*. 13-15, Dcs Moines; 10-18. St. 
Bowery Burlesquers, Trocadero. Chicago. 
Brigadiers, Academy, Pittsburg. 
Broadway Gaiety Girl*. Star. St. Paul. 
Bryant's. Harry, Majestic. Kansas City. 

California Girls, Bijou. Phila. 

Casino Girls, Palace. Boston. 

Century Girls, 13-15, Gayety, Albany; 

Lyceum, Troy. 
Champagne Girls. Lafayette. Buffalo. 
City Sports, Star and Garter, Chicago. 
Cherry Blossoms. Dewey. Minneapolis. 
Colonial Belles, Bon Ton. Jersey City. 
Cracker Jacks. Empire. Toledo. 
Cosey Corner Girls. Shubert. Newark. 

Dainty Duchess. Gayety. St. Louis. 
Dreamlands. 13-15. EvausVille; 10-18. 
Empire, Chicago. 

Empire Show. Howard, Boston. 

Fay Foster. Empire, Chicago. 

Girl from lliippyinud. (Jayety. Baltimore. 

Golden Crook. Star. Brooklyn. 

High Jinks. Avenue. Detroit. 

High School Oirls. Standard. St. Louis. 

Meals. 1315. Indianapolis; 10-1S. Terre 

Imperials. Eighth Ave.. New York. 

Irwin's Big Show. Empire. Cleveland. 

Jersey Lilies. Murray Hill, N. Y. 

Jolly Grass Widow*, Star. Milwaukee. 

Jolly Girls, Bowery, N. Y. 

Kentucky Belles, 13-15. Jacob's. Paterson; 

L. O. 

Knickerbockers. Westminster. Providence. 
Lid Lifters. Gayety. Columbus. 
Lady Birds. Theatre Royal. Montreal. 
Majesties. Gayety. Detroit. 
Mardi Oras Beauties. Gayety, Pittsburg. 
Maosjsjoradera, 13Sth St. Music Hall. N. Y. 
Merry Maidens. Century. Kansas City. 
Miss New York. Jr.. Imperial, Providence. 
Moonlight Maids. 13 15. L. O. : 10-18, Jacob's, 

Morning Olories. Waldman's, Newark. 
New York Stars. Casino, Philadelphia. 
Nightingales. 13-15. Lyceum, Troy; 16-18, 

Gayety. Albany. 
Night Owls. Corinthian. Rochester. 
Parisian Belles. Columbia, Boston. 
1'arisian Widows. Eusou's, Chicago. 
Pal White's Gaiety Girls, Lyceum, 
Reeves' Beauty Show. Garden, Buffalo. 
Reilly A. Woods, 13-15. Terre Haute: 1018, 

(liana anils. 
Rents>Santley. 13-15. Empire. Albany 

plrf, llolyoke. 
Rialto Rounders. Gotham, N. Y. 
Rice A Barton, Gayety. Washington. 
Rollickers. 13-15. L. O. : 10-ls. Luzerne. 


Rose Hill. Olympic. Brooklyn. 

Rose Sydell. (Jayety. Milwaukee. 

Runaway Girls. Gayety. Philadelphia . 

Sam Devere, Monumental. Baltimore. 

Scribner's Big Show. 13-15, Cheater 

Star Show Olrls. Star. Cleveland. 

Strollers. Park. Brooklyn. 

Thoroughbreds. Dewey. N. Y. 

Tiger Lilies. Met. O. II.. Duluth. 

Toreadors, People's, Cincinnati. 

Ti ins-Atlantics. L. O.: JO. Majestic. Kansas City. 

Trocaderoe, 13-15, Gllmore, Springfield; lois. Em- 
pire. Albany. 

20th Century Maids. Buckingham. Louisville. 

Vanity Fair. Green wall. New Orleans. 

Washington Society Girls, London. N. Y. 

Watson's Burlesquers. Star. Toronto. 

World Beaters, Gayety, Brooklyn. 

Yankee Doodle (lirls. 13-1,1, Luzerne. Wilkcs- 
luirre; 10 is. I/. O. : 20, Shubert, Newark. 



10-18. Em- 


10-18, Tren- 


Barnum A Bailey. New York. 

Buffalo Bill, April 21, Madison Sq. Garden, N. Y. 

Campbell Bros.. April 25. Fairbury, Neb. 

Cole Bros.. April IF, Youngstown. O. 

April 13-11, Corpus 

Copeland Bros., i'j R.. 
Christ i; 20-23, VIPToria. 

Gentry Bros., No. 1, April 8. San Antonio. 

Gentry Bros., No. 2. April 10, Bloomlngton, 111. 

101 Ranch. April 27. Coliseum. Chicago. 

Ringllng Bros., April 2 16, Coliseum, Chicago. 

Sells Floto. April 13, San Diego. Cal.; 14. Santa 
Ana; L"». Pasadena: 10. Riverside: 17. Badlands: 
is. San Bernardino: 2o, Bakerstield; 21. Porters 
vllle; 22. Fresno; 23. Madera; 24. Merced; 27- 
May 2. San Francisco. 

Wallace Ilngcnheck. May 2. Fern. 

Sparks. April 13. Goldsboro, N. 

Van Amlierg. April 10, Folkston. 
wick: 13. Way cro ss; 14. feaup; 

viiir: io. Savannah: 
Charleston. S. c. 




17. Rldgeland. 

11. Bruns- 
S. C. ; 20, 












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RESERVED SEATS 76c., 61.00 AND $1.60, AC- 
OFFICE ONLY. No aoata can be reaerved by tele* 
phone, but mail ordars accompanied by currency 
will reoeive prompt attention. 


Vaudeville and Production. Largeet Scenic 
Concern In the World. Water Color. 811 ko and 


Sketches from the pen of Horwlti are the boat 
In vaudeville. Order your sketch, monologue or 
lyric from the author of those great hlta now 
being played by Frederick V. Bowers A Co., 
Hurry First A Co.. Grscle Kmmett A Co., Chad- 
wick Trio. Henry and Young. Coombs and Stone, 
Le Roy and Clayton. Souiers and Storke and over 
one hundred other hi* successes. 
CHARLES HORWITZ, 102-104 W. 98th St., V. T. 

Msrk-8tsrn Building. ^^^ 





and v e have new films. Let us hear 
from you right away. Supplies for all 
moving picture theatres. 



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of Theatrical 
Boots A Shoe*. 
CLOO. . 
Ballet and 
Acrobat Shoes 
a speciality. All 
work made at 
short notice. 




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description will not be listed when known. 

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in the route sheet will be forwarded im- 

Acting, J. M. 
Abbott, T. N. 
Anglta, Beose. 
Andrewa, pearl. 

Armoiul. (trace. 
Ashley. Herbert (Mat- 
thews and Ashley). 
Apdalc's Animals. 


Buree, Jim. 

Bobme, vY. A. 

Itunnln. Roes), 

Rftrd and Dunn (C. 0.). 

Backmnn. Marie. K. c. 

Borfltaff, s. 

Benson, Mrs. 

Belmont. lb He <<\ O.V. 

Kates, \V. K. 

I'.niiiT. Ida, 

Brown, Heiirlette. 

Hlnns, J. 

Browning, Arthur (C. 

Barnhart, Cbaa. (C. 0.). 
Belmont, Belle. 
Barrett, I. J. 
Bnrke Brotbera. 
Bergere, Valerie. 

ItlMll. Otto. 

Bowman, ivy. 
Brengk, Ernst. 
Brennon, Herbert 

Bowen, ciia*. 
Blondeu, I lurry. 
Brown, Viola Harrla. 

I'lHHin. Joslah. 
Calhoun, \VI!'.lani. 


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MAXIM No. 54 

Do not underestimate the value of friendship. 
At timet it may teem fickle, and again unreal, 
but it bai done more for the world than any 
other single power— save love. 


DcVcldc & Zelcta 

Artistic 6auilibrists 

W«,'* April 30, Pastor's, Mew York. 

Equilibrium with Bectnoai Jtfteots. 


Direction of MR. E. F. ST.BEE. 








Address) Care VARIETY. 

in "Conn the Cop," by Searl Allen. Twenty minute* In one. First one to do a Hebrew policeman In 
vaudeville. All you great Jew comedians, don't steal this idea. Be original if you can. Pay for It 
like we have. Yes. we are working every week. Oh, you lucky Jew hoy! 



(Late Principal Comedian West's, Minstrels) 
Doing- His Hew Act in White Face, IN VAUDEVILLE. 

Permanent Address WMMHMiM HOUSE, CHICAGO. 

Time All Filled. 


JESSE HALE Daisy Harcourt 





Act., M. S. BERTRAM. 


Captured by Mr. E. F. CARRUTHERS for the Inter-State Circuit. NOW Playing. 

Address care VARIETY. Chicago Office. 

Quick Booking 



Presenting Mr. Conroy's Laughing Success, 

"A King for a Night" 

We were booked through THE PAT CASEY AGENCY 10 MINUTES AFTER 
our first show at Pastor's as a SPECIAL FEATURE over the K. & P. CIRCUIT, 
starting next week, April 13th. PAT CASEY, Agent 


We were the first to originate parodies on "I'm Afraid to Go Home in the Dark," "Bye, Bye, Dearie," "Under the Matso Tree," "See Saw," "Harri«an," 
and "I Don't Care," as well as other late suocesses. 

Aoertain Burlesque Manager and Comedian stole our original idea of the singing orchestra. That's why he is still in Burlesque. 
Morning Telegraph, March 25th. says: The latest parody made its appearance in the aot given by FRIEND and DOWNING, who sang a parody on "I'm 
Afraid to Oo Home in the Dark." This was a very good singing and talking aot. 

The Morning Telegraph. April 1st, says: FRIEND and DOWNING were funnier than ever. They prevent their aot from growing old by continually introduc- 
ing new parodies. This week it was Eva Tanguay's "I Don't Care," and it waa greeted with laughter. 

' -— 



Week April 18, Orphenm, Brooklyn. 



Direction ED. B. KELLER. 


Correspondents Wanted Wherever There is a Variety Performance. 

edNA PhiLLl 


* "Lost a Kiss in Central Park" 


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N. B. — Mr. W. H. Morris, who has charge of our Catering Department, extends a cordial welcome to his friends and acquaintances among the profession, assuring 
them the best the market can afford. Excellent music. Special attention to After Theatre Parties. 





We make the 

best newspaper 

half tone in 

New York. 


660 7th ATE., 


Clerk, Harriet L. (0. 

Claftln, Joele. 
Crane, Lnwivncc 
Curtis, W. D. (2). 
Carlisle, II. 
('arrliK), Madame. 
Cheeves, Joe. 
Coddlngton, Eugene. 
Claxton, William (C. 

Cllne, J. B. 
Couthope, Jane (C. CO. 
Ceballoe, H. 
Church, Altce. 
Cunningham, Albert. 
Conklln, Al. 
CutTman, Jas. 
Chartian, Jules. 
Cooper, Harry. 
Corson, Cora Young - 

Collins and Brown (C. 

Clemenso, H. 

Darnell, Kdlth. 
Ih-nby, Walter. 
Dumas, Florence. 
Demlng, Arthur. 
Donnelly. Henry V. 
Dutch, Mr. 
Dudley, A. 
Daly and O'Brien. 
Dooley, J. Francis (C. 

Dean, Louise (C. 0.). 
Demlng, Lawrence (C. 

Denier, Albert. 
Dalley. Bob and Nellie. 
Damsel, Frank. 
Donavan, James. 
Deane, Sydney. 
DlHella and Volpe. 

Eltlnge, Julian. 
Kvans, George (C. 
Earnshaw. Harry. 
Emmy's Pets. 
Elton, Jane. 
Ely, j. Frank. 
Elliott, Jack. 


Ford, John. 
Fullam, Tom. 
Farren, George (2). 
Ferlen, Frances J. 
Fritz, Maude. 
Freeman, Wallace. 
Farnsworth, Walter. 
Forrester. Mrs. Chas. 
Fried, Joe. 
Fagau, barney. 

Gaudy, Louise. 

U liber t, John D. 

Glllingwater, Claude. 


Gibbons, Thomas (C. 

Grlftln, Miss F. B. 
Gel* st. Gertrude. 
Greeno and Werner. 
Green, Albert (C. O.). 
Green and Werner (C. 

Garrick, Richard. 
Green, Albert. 
Graham, James (C. O.). 
Guise, Florence. 
Garfield, Frank. 
Green, Albert. 
Gerome, Viola. 
Goergis, Two (2). 
Glllen, Tom. 
Grady, Thos. J. 
Gordon, Cecil. 
Gray, Kdward. 

Herbert, Will. 
Henry, Wtlllnm. 
Hill, Hamilton. 
Herron, Percy. 
Hutchinson, Wlllard H. 

Hulker, Edith. 
Heck, W. 
Harding, Hazel. 
Hart, George D. 
Harris, Ida C. 
Herbert, Percy. 
Holmes, Carla. 
Hoi lis, Hylda. 
Hamilton. Elise. 
Hopper, CLas. II. 

Hazard. Lynn & Bonnie 

Jff O..), .. 
Hawley, John. 
Hall and Coolburn (C. 

Holden, Harry (O. O.). 
Holdsworths, Tim (C. 

Harcourt, Daisy. 
Hoey, Cbas. 
Hopper, C. H. 

Italian Trio. 

Jones, Walter. 

Kelly, John W. 
King, Gussie. 
Kramer, Sam. 
Rollins. King. 
Kaufman, Ueba (C. O.). 
Keith, Adelaide (C. O.). 
Knight, Harlan K. 
Kennedy, Frank. 

Le Monts, The. 
Unitf, Eddie. 
Littleton. Edgar. 
Lyon* and Parka. 
Lee, Alice. 
Leigh, Tom. 
Loyd, Sidney. 
Leon, Nellie. 

Marks, Al. 
Moore, Rhodes H. 
Mills, Beecher H. 
Morrison, Altrea. 
Murata, Tokio. 
Moll, Kobt. 
Myers, George. 
M cClalr, Chas. 
Moore, Carlyle. 
Maillaird. Virginia. 
McKay and Cantwell. 
Mason. Chas. (C. o.i. 
MacFadden, Mr. and 

MrKensle, Miss. 
Martin, Frank W. 
Mills, Phil. 
McBrlde, Harry (2). 
Moore, James A. 
Mimics, 4 (C. O.). 
Murray, W. 

Merrltt, F. R. (C. O.). 
Miller, Clyde, C. 
McCauley, Ines. 
Miller. Louis. 
Middleton, Minnie. 
MacFarland, G. J. 
Mack, Pete (C. O.). 
McDermott Billy (C. 

McNish, Frank. 
McWaters and Tyson. 
Morton, Janet. 

Neaser, Gus. 
Newell. Wlllard. 
Newman, Joe. - 
Nelson, Arthnr. 
Neuhoiise, Will. 

Otuita, .Mite. 


Pedrlck, Lloyd. 
Pantser, Willy. 
Prltikow and Chandler. 

Quigley, Helen, 
guiuu, Mike (2). 

Rollins, Maybelle. 
lUltin, Louise (2). 
Kye, George. 
Raw son, Marie (3). 
UohlitMon, Ada E. 
Ulano, Irene. 
Ramsey, Allan. 


la Iter, Irving. 
Saill, Tony. 
Malta, Charles F. 
Movens, Mike J. 
Mttherland, George (C. 

Sluuey, Clara. 
si.enk Brothers. 
M-nulse, E. 
Miiherlaud, Li Hie 

Satuols, Seven. 
.Sommers, J. T. 
Scott, Frank. 
Sliarp Brothers. 
M a von 1 ale, Jack. 
Miu'lair Sisters. 


Thomas, Win. H. 
Tully, Guy. 
Tiavls, Aimle. 
Teegarden, H. 
lair. David. 

I Ipas and llelln. 

Valley, Camllle. 

Von Dell, Harry (C. 0.). 

\ an, Marguerite. 


Wilson, Harry E. 
Williams, KKtella (2). 
Walluce, Franklyn. 
White, Lou. 
Whltaker, Raymond. 
\V raver, Jack. 
Wilton, Thomas. 
Welch, Pauline. 
Wushbum and Keeley 

(C. O.). 
Walck and Earl. 
Wilson, George. 
Wooley, Frank. 
Williams, Leon. 
Wethernll, Harry. 
Walters. Harry G. 


Unless otherwise noted, the following re- 
ports are for the current week: 



VARIETY'S Chicago Office, 
Chicago Opera House Block, 
(Phone Main 4880). 

MAJESTIC (Lyman B. Glover, mgr. Monday 
rehearsal 9). —There Is a lack of comedy and 
novelty this week. While the list contains a 

Majestic Circuit 


>. F. CARRUTHER8, General Manager. 




Opens Mondays. Dairy Matinees. 

Popular Prices. 



Opens Sundays. Dally Matinees. 

Popular Prices. 



Dally Matinees. Opens Sundays. 
Popular Prices. 



Opens Mondays. Dally Matinees. 

Popular Prices. 



Opens Mondays. Dally Matinees. 

Popular Prices. 



Opens Mondays. Dally Matinees. 

Popular Prices. 



Opens Sundays. Dally Matinees. 

Popular Prices. 


WACO, Tmi 

Playing Traveling Companies. 
Popular Prices. 


E. F. CARRUTHERS, iMESTit tieitbe mi., CHIC A80, ILL. 



Week April 1 3th. Columbia Theatre, St. Louis 




Address or apply to 

MAURICE BOOM, 1265 Broad wax* New YorK 

Variety's Chicago Office 


Chicago Opera House Block 

Advertisementi and subscriptions received at regular rates. 

News items may be forwarded there, and will be promptly transmitted. 

FRANK WIESBERG, Representative. 

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Here's a record breaker — 25 weeks, Lyceum, 'Frisoo; 104 week*, Unique. 
Loe Ansrelee; 86 weeha, People'!, Lot Angeles. Now in his eighteenth week 
of a suooessf ul engagement at the Empire Theatre, Sea Frsnoiioo. 

Address JAS. P. LEE, Comedy Plsyers, Empire Theatre, Sen Franoisoo, Csl. 






Not ONE In ONE Like this ONE. 








Open at the Empire, London, England 
® April 20th, for 6 weeks 




Speoiel Scenery sad offsets. 

Presentine a one-set oomedy la three 


A COD. F A E A G E.' 











Knickerhooher Theatre Ride 

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'W*7M HMUS't''/" 




In a Danoinr OperetU. "THE UNDERSTUDY.'' 


The Girl Who Sings and Sinfs Well— Now. in Vaudeville. 
Booked by JCHN F. McGRAlL. 

Miezkoff Troupe 


Week April 13, SAVOY, Hamilton, Out, Canada. 

Week April 6, featured at the Star, Toronto. Under the management of PALY 
SANDERS. Address as per route or VARIETY. 





We with to state that we are not using Goodrich tires as advertised, but 



(Bill and Bob). 



Author of "Jack, the Glint Killer," "Bias Beard." "The Two Brigande." bow presenting vaudeville's greatest novelty, "JACK, THE 
GENE HUGHES, Representative assisted hy ERNEST ROMMEL and SYLVIA HEARJTE. 

When amwering advertitements kindly mention VARIETY. 






number of well known name* it does Dot merit 
moch favorable comment, in view of the feet 
that * better successive arrangement of- the icU 
could not bare been made. Cecelia Loftus in 
the beadliner and* added considerable strength. 
Her succeae wan distinct. ▲ rather well written 
And admirably acted mral sketch entitled "Undo 
Lem's Dilemma" wis given by Henry Horton. 
Jack Gardner waa liked with bis budget of talk, 
and Smith snd Campbell brought spasmodic 
laughter, with their rapid conversation. The 
llengler Sisters are dainty dancers and con- 
tributed much attractiveness to the bill. This is 
their Unit appearance in vaudeville here in a 
long time. Gertrude Mansfield and Company in 
a "dressing room" outfit. "The Girl With a Bed 
Klmona," showed nothing new. The specialty 
In "one" was the best part of the act. Hiss 
Mansfield Is clever snd capable of rendering 
catchy songs effectively. The "Experience" song 
contained more double entendre than is usually 
heard at the Majestic. Bessie Wynn, sparkling 
and with much personal charm and magnetism, 
with well chosen songs, wss one of the most 
enjoyable contributions on the programme. She 
had no difficulty In scoring a great big hit. The 
Levitts are Jugglers and acrobats. The woman is 
a good ground tumbler. The act is too slow. Sal- 
wail interested with card manipulation. Laser and 
Lsiar improved their comedy musical act con- 
siderably since lsst seen. The material In black- 
face as formerly would gain more effect. The 
act, however, la pleasing. Leonard Kane opened 
with songs and dances. The Four Par ros were 
disappointing to those who wsited for the last 
number preceding the Klnodrome picture. The 
Psrros consisted of three robust snd muscular 
women and one man. In weight lifting 'and Jog- 
gling. It is s simple set snd would be a feature 
In a museum or side show. 

STAB AND GARTER (U. J. Herrman, mgr.).— 
Only the structural parts remain of the Bose 
Sydell show as disclosed at the Star and Garter 
this week compared with the concoction given 
at Boson'a esrly this season. This is obviously 
the result of considerable trimming. The mu- 
sical numbers were attractive, although they 
moved along with evident tardiness on Sunday 
afternoon, probably on account of the general 
modification preceding the opening here, without 
much Interval for preparation. Miss Sydell la 
still the only prominent principal among the 
women, and she wore several very elaborate 
gowna. U. B. Campbell, Any Gordon, James W. 
Mack, Florence Emerson, Eddie Mack and Harry 
Sauber are among the principals. The latter suc- 
ceeded Harry Marks Stewart In a Hebrew 
character and did very well. In the olio ap- 
peared Woodford's animals, Great Martynne, 
United Quartet, Marco Twins and Ramsey Sisters. 
The last two were added. Carlln and Otto were 
booked but failed to appear. 

FOLLY (John A. Feunessy, mgr.). — "Jolly 
Grass Widows"; return engagement in Chicago. 
The show has not been changed materially since 
last reviewed. 

SID J. EUSON'S (Sid J. Buson, mgr.).— "Bow- 
ery Burlesquers" opened to capacity Sunday ma- 
tinee and night. "The Girl in Blue" extra at- 

EMPIRE (William A. Singer, mgr.).— Bellly 
and Woods' show returned. Frank Gotch, the 
champion wrestler, added feature. 

Chan.* II. Doutrlck nnd Frank Q. Doyle, of 
Henderson's Theatrical Exchange, which had its 
license revoked two weeks ago because it was 
alleged that Henderson did not conform with 
one of the statutes and violated a section of 
the clause prohibiting the booking for.. question- 
able resorts, have opened booking offices on their 
own account. The Chicago Booking Agency is 
the name of the concern, of which Mr. Doutrlck 
is manager, and all the out of. town business 
handled by him for Henderson, has been re- 
tained. Mr. Doyle represents and books for the 
Chicago theatres, as formerly, under the office 
name of Chicago Vaudeville Managers' Exchange. 
Both branches are doing business as heretofore 
but not associated in any way. — Charles Howard, 
Billy W. Watson and Ben Jansen have been 
signed by Joe Hurtlg for the Hurtlg & Seamon 
burlesque attractions for next season. A new 
show, yet unmmed, will be exploited by the 
firm next season. — The meeting of the White 
Rats in their new commodious quarters at the 
Saratoga Hotel last Friday was largely attended. 
The most important discussion was the question 
of initiating Japs into the organisation. It 
seemed that several Japanese artists made ap- 
plication for membership. It was decided that 
only white male American citizens are eligible 
for the benefits of the order, and the matter 
passed into oblivion after the decision was given. 
Wright Huntington acted as chairman, and Edgar 
Foreman, secretary. Among the White Rats In 
attendance were George Felix, Bobby Gaylor, 
Eddie Glrard, Harry Keene, Chas. F. Semon, M. 
Brooks, Clemenso Brothers, George E. Murphy, 
George, Mullen, Chas. Mack. Meetings are held 
at the Saratoga every Friday night about 11 
o'clock. — Lillian Franklin will remain with Irwin's 
"Majesties" for the balance of the season. — 
Dale Wilson, who retired from the "Majesties" 
this week, will go in vaudeville, having received 
booking in the Middle West.— Matt and Jessie 
Sehaeffer are playing in Michigan for the Western 
Vsudeville Association. 

NOTES.— The U. S. Amusement Company will 
remodel the summer theatre at Muncle, Intl., to 
the extent of $30,000. The company operates the 
Star in that city. — A new vaudeville theatre will 
be built in Fort Dodge, Iowa, by a stock com- 
pany composed of F. C. Mlnogue, G. J. .Fessel, 
and other local business men. — Chas. 0. Hughes 
and Jack Tralnor Joined the "Fay Foster" com- 
pany at Indianapolis last week. — A progrsm of 
amateur acts, giving names* of the aspirants, Is 
being issued weekly by Manager William Singer 
of the Empire Theatre, where amateur night on 
Thursday Is a big event. — "The Favorite," a new 
"1. p. theatre, opened at Atlanta, Gn., under the 
management of B. Wall. — Mrs. M. T. Frandsen, 
of Omaha, hss purchased the Lyric, m. p. house, 
at Tremont, Neb., and it will be managed by J. 
l'. Brown. — A new vaudeville theatre Is under 
nay at Clinton. 111. Edward Cook ley, of Omaha, 

is financially Interested. The Millard Brothers 

were obliged to decline time on the Orpbeum Cir- 
cuit on accouut of their booking, which runs Into 











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'The Gem" is the name of the new 

vuudeville and m. p. theatre established in Jack- 
son, Teun., by Baum Brothers.— Chlllicothc, Mo., 
hits a new Nickelodeon, owned by J. C. Carlton. — 
The Elk City Amusement Company. Elk City, 
ok la., incorporated with eapital stock of $10,000, 
by M. G. Robinson and several others. — W. R. 
Bradshaw snd F. R. Dane .opened a vaudeville 
theatre at Mankato, Mlun.— r'-*Falryland," a new 
in. p. theatre at 322 Liberty street, Norfolk, Va.. 
opened week before last. Jas. H. Smith has secured 
the Berkley theatre, another picture show bouse 
in that city, and will remodel it. The Lyceum, 
operated by WUmer & Vincent, is also doing good 
business with the exhibitions. — Electric Theatre, 
I. a Crosse, Wis., has been added to the string of 
picture houses in that town. 

— The Mies Kofi* Troupe were added to the vaude- 
ville portiou at the Star and Garter last week. — 
Fredo and Dare have separated. George Fredo 
will appear alone In a musical act. — The Dunedln 
Troupe are due at the Majestic in May. — I. H. 
Ilerk, manager of "Miss New York, Jr.," will in 
all probability assume the management of the 
Dewey, Minneapolis, next season. The Dewey is 
n Western Wheel burlesque house. Mr. Herk's 
successor for the rosd has not yet been men- 
tioned. — The Opera House at Wheeling, W. Va.', 
lias been leased by Fred Duke, who will remodel 
It for vaudeville and motion pictures. — Adely, 
the dancer, has completed thirty-two weeks for 
the Western Vaudevnie Association, and is now 
at her home in Champaign, III. 



VARIETY '8 San Francisco Office, 
11 IB Van Ness Ave. (Boom 112). 

ORPHEUM (Martin Beck, gen. mgr.).— Week 
2!): The entire show was strongly shaded toward 
the musical order, with Chas. E. Evans and Cora- 
pnny underscored and standing out In bold relief 
along the lines of comedy. Their farce, "It's 
Up to You, William," has been seen here before. 

but this in no way detracted from its laugh 
winning qualities. The Sisters Macarte, who 
were a strong feature of the week's bill, have 
also paid us a previous visit. For a colored team 
Brown and Nevarro were decidedly original In 
their methods, the character impersonations Scor- 
ing strongly. Daisy Harcourt, an English sou- 
brette, was also in evidence with a batch of songs 
und material that proved decidedly entertaining 
to her auditors judging from their demands for 
more. Two instrumental musical acts were placed 
in the program and showed to good advantage. 
The Clarks proved a team of banjoists far above 
the average, playing classic and popular music 
with equal skill. Frederick Bros, and Burns with 
a good collection of novelty instruments were 
ulso excellent, although their comedy portion was 
rather weak. Master Gabriel in "Auntie's Visit" 
and Bertha Pertlna were the holdovers. 

NATIONAL (Sid Grauman, mgr.).— Week 30: 
The Stadium Trio was the opening number with 
a really sensational routine of aerial ring work 
that went stronger than usual in the position. 
The Manning Sisters offered a singing, dancing 
and acrobatic act, their dancing bring easily the 
best. Howe and Edwards had an ordinary offer 
ing iu their "Arrival of Mr. Dooley." Alva 
York, vocal soloist, -was in good votes and won 
several recalls. The Two Dotts in their novelty 
acrobatic and head balancing were on the hill, 
the work showing a marked improvement since 
their last visit. "Flfl's Sacrifice," offered by the 
« Whltaker, Pitt Co., was rather bold in plot for 
the Family gatherings. It went well, however. 
Uinaldo, the violinist, filled a return date. Car- 
lisle's Dog ami Pony Cirrus closed the show. 

WIGWAM (Sam Harris, mgr.). -Week 30: 
Willie Zimmerman, making his second appearance 
at this house, was the feature of the week. The 
Boston Comedy Four proved a singing quartet of 
high standard, with a fair catalogue of comedy 
that placed them in good standing. The Morrison 
Company waa one of the real hits of the bill. 
Their offering — a well constructed farcical bit of 
comedy — was handled In clever fashion by the cap- 
able trio. Black and Miller, acrobats, were well 

thought of, as also was Jack Symonds, the tramp 
monologlst. Maude Rockwell, vocalist, went with 
her usual strength. 

EMPIRE (Hal Curtis. mgr,).— Week 30: The 
las. P. Lee Company still remains, producing this 
week a lively farce under the title of "Shakes- 
peare Outdone." In the olio were Morrow and 
Sr hell burg in their singing remedy sketch, "The 
Cowboy and the Quakeress." Godfrey and Ar- 
mento In comedy acrobat Irs. Charles Ilowlson, 
whistling comedian, and Nelson, Flying Bullet. 

PEOPLE'S (Sam Harris, mgr.).— Week 29: 
.Musical Fletcher, The Blackberry Sisters, King 
and Noble and Vera Burgess. 



VARIETY Office, 

Crystal Theatre Building. 

NOTES. — Williams and Thompson have Joined 
hands again and will tour the West. — The three 
young women who formerly worked with Anna 
Plum have left her and are now known as "The 
Broadway Girls." — The Atlas Comedy Four have 
finished their W. S. time and will be In New 
York shortly. — The [Metro Troops leave for Cleve- 
land, where they open at the Hippodrome for two 
weeks, commencing 18, 


ARMORY (M. Hart. mgr. Monday reheaVaal 
10). — -Maybclle Meeker, singing, dancing and 
contortion, pleased; Cook and Stevens, comedy 
and song, good; Mi ss e s Del more, singing, re- 
ceived applause; Von Klein nnd Gibson, "The 
Hair Dresser, V made good; Joseph Callahan, im- 
personator; The Bell Boy Trie, good; W. 8. 
Harvey, "A Room Upside Down," good balanc- 
ing. — NoTH. A new m. p. house lias opened. 
railed the Star Theatre, Has s seating rapacity 
of .'{no. JOGGERST. 

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"The sort of Entertainment that Advances Vaudeville." 





We don't mind so much, yon know, if you "cop" onr stuff, we're 
need to that; but for goodness sakes, old chaps, don't play right 
ahead of ui with it. 

Laughable Engl 

Keith-Proctor's 125th Street, Next Week 
(April 13). 

Lillian Franklin 

Prinoipal Boy with Fred Irwin's "Majesties" 

Will consider offers for next season. 

Address per route. 



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The only white artiste la the world portraying the Chinese oharacter with Marvellous Accuracy. 
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Has played every first olass Theatre in this and his country, oxoept the following: Colonial, Atlantic 
Garden, Alhambra, "Hubor's Hippodrome." Sail for London, May 8th, Ago 88, Weight 200 Lbs. 



Who have been presenting that funny German Comedy Sketch, 

Have added a Rooming House to their Restaurant. We tried it on them at Johnstown last week 
and business picked up. 

Savoy Theatre, Hamilton, Can., weak April Oth. Pastor's Theatre. N. Y., April 18th. 



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fop nnnn RTANnAPn want 




FRANK A. DOYLE, Chicago Vaudeville Managers' Exchange 



For Years in the 
Leading Theatres 



62 I. Clark Street, CHICAGO 



STAUB'S (Friti Staub, mgr.) .— Van Cleve, 
Unit i hi and "Peter," comedy donkey act, scored; 
SiH-rry and Ray, sketch team, pleased; Wilson 
and Doyle, blackface comedians; Clarence Selgle, 

mandolinlst and banjoist, good. CRYSTAL 

(Scott Leslie, mgr.). — Beverly and Danvers, re- 
turn engagement; Jessie Livingston, excellent; 

Wells and Sbirely, sketch team, well received. 

COLUMBIA (Jas. J. Price, mgr.). -111. songs by 
Win. Young Arthur, pleased; Mayer and Irvine, 
comedy sketch, encored; Geo. W. Snow, musical 

artist, well applauded. NOTE. — George Lynne, 

of the Amerlcus Comedy Four, has been confined 
here for four weeks by illness. 



COLONIAL, (J. Fred Lees, mgr.).— Diamonds 
and Smith, good; Edward Esmonde and Company, 
"Old Pennypyncher," very clever; Tom Moore, 
coon singer, seventh time here, pleased; Bowers, 
Walters snd Orooker, made a hit; The Gainsboro 
Girl, very good; BImer Tenley; Our Boys in 

Bluo, the hit of the bill. LYOKUlf (W. L. 

Callagher, mgr.).— Dollle Clifford's 811ver Star 
Hurlesquors. Twelve women. Olio: The Medians, 
Eddie and Viola, songs and dances, very rlever; 
I>ollie Clifford, chic soubrette; Eugene Sweet, 

character impersonator, very funny. MAR- 

ynsrc (J. II. Michael, mgr.).— m. p., and ill. 

songa by John Madden. NICKEL (T. F. 

Twomey, mgr.).— m. p., and 111 songs by Arthur 
Holmes. J. J. JOYCE. 


LYRIC (II. M. Miller, mgr.).— Week 30: How- 
ard and Germalnc, casting, favorable; Wbelan and 
Searles, German duo, laughs; Barnes and West, 
good; Baader-LaVelle Troupe, bicycle, highest 
order; Dan Roby, blackface, continuous laugh; 
J. J. Wilde, HI. song. LEB J. LOGAN. 


MAJESTIC (Saul S. Harris, mgr.).— Week 30: 
Pongo and Leo, arcobatlcs, good; Delia Stacey, 
wuigs, fair; Collins and Brown, German comedy, 
pleased; Harry Walters, Hebrew, good; Galbreth 

and Farrcll, hit; Lewitt and Ashmore, fair. 

WONDERLAND (F. Jennen, prop.).— Pictures and 
songs. CRYSTAL (G. K. Jorgeson, mgr.). — Pic- 
tures and songs. — —JO- JO (J. McClure, Jr., prop.). 
—Pictures and songs. ORPnEUM.— Pictures 

and songs. 

-NOTES.— Ruth Lowry (local) ap- 

peared at Majestic. She has a deep, rich con- 
tralto voice, and received a very well deserved 
reception. — Hollenberg Music Co. building air- 
dome at 0th and Main streets. Summer theatre. — 
F. Jennen, of Wonderland, has been granted a 
license by Argents City Council to build alrdome 
In that city. He will also msnage Wonderland 
I'nrk this summer. JIM. 


MARY ANDERSON (J. L. Weed, res. mgr.).— 
Waiter Jones and Blanche Dayo, headlined, hit; 

Burnham, White and Company, "A Special Re- 
hearsal," clever; the Klskiiuma Japs, acrobats, 
well received; Eeno, Jordon and Zeno, gymnasts, 
good; Kipp and Kippy, Caroline Hull, and Haw- 
ley Leslie also appeared. BUCKINGHAM (John 

VVliailiMi, mgr.). — The Toreadors, catchy music 
and good show. 



HATHAWAY (John I. Shannon, mgr.).— Mr. 
and Mrs. Gardner Crane. "Am I Your Wife," a 
very good sketch; Bobble Pandor and Brother, 
good; Elsie Harvey and Field Brothers, dancing, 
good; Carroll and Baker, pleased; The Vynos, 
musical farmyard went well; Jan Elton, sing- 
ing, good; Hill, Cherry and Hill, comedy cyclists, 

a hit. NOTE.— W. G. Hill, of Hill, Cherry 

and Hill, received a telegram be Is a happy 
father of an 8 lb. boy. JOHN J. DAWSON. 


FAMILY (E. F. McAtee, res. mgr.).— Jerome and 
Jerome, Frolics in Frogland, excellent; The Cyc- 
ling Brunettes, applause; The Welsh Bros., polite 

entertainers. NOTE. — It is Intention to run 

moving pictures during the summer season. 



HATH AW AY'S (Samuel L. Tuck, res. mgr.).— 
Mile. Chester and her statue dog, leading feature, 
well received; The Decamos, silver chain gym- 
nasts, good; De Haven and Sidney, singing and 
dancing, liberally applauded; Gladys Arnold and 
Edwin Felix, "A Change of Opinion," well liked; 
Lillian Tyce, singing, Irish songs, favorite; Pauline 
Bradbury, HI. songs, hit; Eldora and Happy Jack, 
juggling, good. THOS. C. KENNEY. 


GAYBTY (S. R. Simons, mgr.). — "Parisian 
Widows," exceptionally attractive chorus, new 

songs, poor comedy, splendid business. -STAR 

(F. Trottnian, mgr.). — "Broadway Gayety Girls," 
clever show with splendid olio, packed houses. 

CRYSTAL (F. Winters, mgr.).— Jack Golden 

Company, big roar; Howard Brothers, banjolsts, 
very good; Cora Simpson, Impersonations, enter- 
taining; Bowman Bros., blackface, very good; 

Hdw. Wheeler, 111. songs, pleasing. THEATOR- 

ICM LYRIC and ORPHEirM (Tom Saxe, mgr.).— 

Pictures and songs, -NOTE. — 'Mr. Saxe opened 

the new Orpheuro, formerly The Delight, last 
Saturday evening, doing a smashing business. 



ORPHEUM (G. B. Raymond, mgr.).— Shields 
and Rogers, wonderful work with the lasso; I>ew 
Wells, monologue and saxophone playing, went 
well; Angela Dolores and Company, excellently 
written sketch, act well; Ernesto Sisters do novel 
feats on the tight wire; Gus Edwards' School 
Boys and Girls swept the bouse; Eight Bedouin 
Arabs won applause. LEWIS. 


ffTAR (Ray Andrews, mgr.). — Mark Johnson, 
comedy cyclist, good; Joe GoMon, monologlst, took 
well; West and Benton, singers snd dancers, re- 
ceived good applause; Chas. Zuber, 111. songs. 

good; The Four Franks, sketch, hit. MAJESTIC 

(O. J. Allardt, mgr.).— The Orpheum Stock Com- 
pany, 6-11. and Doyle and Bmmersnn, comic jug- 
glers, good; St. Claire Slaters, singers and danc- 
ers, took well; Louise Brown. 111. songs, good. 

- - GEO FIFE. 


GRAND (Geo. H. Heekman. mgr.).— Week 30: 
BUI headed by Yuma, favorite; Henderson and 
Ross, comedy sketch, went big; Wilson & Doyle, 
blackface, good; Stafford and Stone, enjoyable 
sketch; The American Comedy Trio, laughable little 
skit: Lucille, songs and Imitations, well received.— 
— CHRYSTAL (W. H. Wassman. mgr.).— Al. Spit- 
ser. blackface comedian, fair; Opal and Estelee, 
noelty juggling, good; Chas. La Belle, Dutch come- 
dian, pleased; Wells and Sherley, comedy sketch, 
very good; Fairy Plumb, staging and dancing 

sonbrette, hit of bill; Musical Seeley. pleased. 

CRESCENT (W. P. Ready, mgr.).— Seymour's 
Dogs, good; Poffman and Carroll, comedy sketch, 
verv good; Cummlngs Trio, songs, fifth and last 
week, went big; Will Hart, blackface, pleased; 

The Three Midgets, comedy sketch, good. 

DIXIE (Sudekum A Williams, mgrs.).— Songs by 
Scotty and m. p. J. T. MASTERS. 

PROCTOR'S (R. C. Stewart, mgr. Monday 
rehearsal !>).— Four American Trumpeters, clever: 
Chris Richards took well: Madden-Fitxpatrlck and 
Company In clever sketch; J. If. Norcross and 
Company; Barrows-Lancaster and Company, good; 
Hanson and Nelson do nicely: Harry Cllfoll repeats 
former hit: W. C Fields carried off first money. 

EMPIRE (Harry Hyams. mgr.).— "Im- 

|M>rlais." drawing very good houses. WALD- 

MANN'S ( Ottelengul, mgr.).— "Gay Mas- 
uueraders." business gratifying. 



ORPHIUM (Geo. W. Lawrle, mgr.).— Dixie and 
Frances Harris in "A Story in Slang," pleased; 
Reouble Sims, comedy cartoonist, extra good; 
Woodford and Marlboro, "A Timely Lesson"; 
Reed's Bulldogs, very good. FULLER. 

The Chat. K. Harris Courier 

POLI'S (S. Z. Poll, prop., F. J. WIndiseh, 
res. mgr., Monday rehearsal 10). — Pauline the 
hypnotist, the feature, had some mystifying 
feats which were well received; a farce "A 
Hero," was offered by Homer B. Mason and 
Marguerite Keeler, took big; Quigley Brothers, 
conversation end dancing, acceptable; Charles 
R. Sweet, has a novel conception of monologue 
and music and was one of the hits of the bill; 
The Grassys did some novel mystic work and 
athletic feats which made a good Impression; 
George Lyons and Eddie Parks as the d«go 
musician and newsboy were very good; Billy 
Keene and Jessie Adams, the Piermot and Pier- 
rette, good. E. J. TODD. 

EMPIRE (H. J. Bruggemann, mgr.). — Strongest 
bill of the season. Montgomery and Moore, 
piunologlsts, first honors; Bert Leslie and Com- 
pany In "Hogan In Society," scored; "Navajo 
Girls," excellent; Qulnu and Mitchell, clever 
satire; Watson and Little in "A Matrimonial 
Bargain," first class; Harry and Kate Jackson 
In "His Day Off," comedy hit; Great Scott, 
novelty ladder act, good. — -NOTES. — Three skat- 
ing rinks are now open and well patronized. — 
Seven moving picture and Illustrated song estab- 
lishments report good business. 


GRAND OPERA HOUSE (Harry Davis, prop.). 
— Eva Tanguay easily carried off the honors on 
the bill this week and few artlata that have 
appeared here have been accorded such a wel- 
come; Fred Nlblo pleasing monologlst, was well 
received; Fanny Rice scored substantially; H. 
Halght and Company have a very clever sketch 
and deserved the applause; Midgley and Carlisle 
do their old act; The Five Majors, singing and 
musical act that is very good; Mine Emmy's 
Pets, good animal act; The Three Yoscarys, acro- 
stic act, very good; Henry Cllve, a burlesque 
magician's act, gets solid laughs; Manley ami 
Sterling have a good slang playlet; DeVole Trio * 
are clever with the flying rings; Lambert and 
Williams, good dancers; Roberts' performing rats 
and mice. P. S. C. 

The World's Greatest Waltz Song, 

" I'm Starving For 

One Sight of You" 

Magnificent colored slide! now ready for soag 
illustrators at $1.00 par sot. With or without 
slides the season's greatest ballad. Anotfce* 
"After too Ball" without a donbL Profession*] 
copies sent on application to rooogniaod linger*. 
Address all oommunicationt to 


tl WE8T 818T ST., NEW YORK. 
MEYER COHEN, Manager. 

Chicago, Grand Opera House Bid.. 

BOB ADAMS, Professional Mgr. 

The Kellys snd Stock, "A Crowded Hotel." 

NICKELODIAN (Jos. 8t. Teter, prop.).— Pictures 

and aongs. ORPHEUM and HIPPODROME 

(Dlllwyn Daniels, mgr.). — Pictures and songs. 

W. R. B. 

GRAND (Jas. II. Errlckson, mgr.).— Week 30: 
Maude Sutton and Company, excellent; RIchey W. 
Craig, good; Brooks and Jeanette, clever; J. II. 
Davles and Company, comedy, hit; O' Nell's "Col- 
lege Boys," very good; Sadie Seward, ill. songs, 

excellent. PANTAGE'S (John A. Johnson, 

mgr.). — Franz Ralner's "Tyrolean Singers," ex- 
cellent; Hi in in. Bomm, Brrr Trio, nest musical 
act. seen here; Crawford and Meeker scored; Daly 
and O'Brien, very laughable; Monahan, skator- 

allst, good; Jean Wilson, ill. songs, pleased. 

FRITZ'S (Fred Fritz, prop.).— Rose I.eonl, Wal- 
ters and Rowe. I/Utlc Goldman, Virginia Hay- 
den, Blanch Trojan, Pan Hart. Alice Fairbanks, 
Ernest Wilson, Margie Ralvelle. Birdie Dillard. 

KEITH'S (Foster Lardner, acting mgr.).— Win. 
Courtleigh. a former local stock company favorite, 
presented one of the season's best sketches; Frank 
Fogerty, playing return engagement, a solid hit; 
The Chilians Family, an acrobatic* act, supreme: 
Lewis and Greene, good; Clifford and Burke, Al- 
sace, and Lorraine, Keno, Walsh and Melrose, 
Everett and Seymour, Electric Quartette. IM- 
PERIAL (John P. Hill, mgr.).— Roger Imhof la 
the one big feature of the "Empire Burles<]uers." 

.The show Is a pleasing one. SCENIC TEMPI*. 

— ; M. p. and Miller and Princeton, good; Burke 

and Oear, fair; Mile. Juliette, very good. 

BIJOU (Spitz & Natbanson, mgrs.).— «M. p. 

NOTE.— Keith's will Inaugurate The Edward F. 
AlfcOO (VmhIc Opera Stock Company May 4, for 
four weks only, to be followed by the regular 
Alboo Hummer Stock Company. 


ORPHEUM (Jas. Van Reed, mgr.).— M. p. and 

songs by Ada Jones. BIJOU (I. C. Lowery, 

mgr. Direction S. Lubln). — Vaudeville and m. p. 

Crowded houses. VICTOR, MECCA, STAR, 

PARLOR and PEOPLES.— 111. aongs and m. p. 

G. R. II. 

BIJOU (W. A. Rusco, mgr.).— Little Johnnie B. 
Busch, Jr., hit of bill; Merrlman Twin Sisters. 


Plays Providence April 18th. Headliner as usual. 

Sailing on the "Mauretania" April 22nd. Had to refuse 60 consecutive weeks owing to foreign contracts. 






When the Show closes I pay lares fo New Yor>. 
Salary $18.00 per v eek. I furnish all costumes. 




When answering advertisements kindly mention Variett. 







"Bumpty Bumps 






- Tim* «R filled. 
147 W. 46th Bt., B. T. City. 





Booled Solid 

Till Feb. 


Character Singing and Danoinr. 

Comedy Bar Casting Aot. 



Direction GEO. HOMABS. 

A Good Binder of Good Songs. 


Direction of JAMBS 9. MOBTOB. 



969 W. 97th St., New York. 
•Phone 9199 Riverside. 



The Man from Georgia 


The Really Funny Monologist, 


Still oa the Theatrical Platform. 


And " Pickaninnies " 
Direction of M. 8. PENTHAM. 


"ft 5 Majors 

Addreaa. FRANK MAJ OR, 




Strongest BiafflBf Act la Vaudeville. 

Magnificently Costumed. 


Ritter and Foster 


Addnto can SOKES 4- WARNER. 
1 Tottenham Court Road, London, Bat* 
ALF. T. WILTON. American Afont. 


With the Thoroughbred* next season. 




"Kid Ilk-key* ' in 
a story In slang. 
It's made a hit 
wld all de gang. 
Now pirates keep 
off, and don't be 
a crook. For de 
act Is protected 
wid a wicked left 

Bob Van Osten 







With MAT TULLY IB "Stop, Leek and Listen" 




Silvan % ^Wtat. 

la mirthful acrobatioa with "WORLD BEATERS." 





. En route Robie'a "Knickerbockers." 

It isn't the name that makes the act- 
It's the act that makes the name. 






ALF T. WILTON, Agent. 



Assisted by MME. NELLO 

With "Moonlight Maids.' 

Managers and Producers 

Apply to 


For use of her Patented Fire 
Address 199 Alexander Ave., New 

Tack City. 



Assisted by C. F. LORRAINE. 

A Startling Comedy Success in Vaudeville. 
Address WESLEY A PINCUS, Agents. 

Mayme Remington 

Booked Solid. 

Under Her Own Personal Direction. 
Address Hotel Gerard, New York. 

Presenting "A Bachelor Wife" 





Ryan-Richfield Co 







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Netta Vesta 


Keith Circuit. 
Adreaa oara VARIETY. 


KLtlrJ af 


HIPPODROME, BELFAST.— Our Yankee cou- 
sins can usually be reckoned on to serve up some- 
thing fresh, and so it is with Klein A Clifton, 
whose speciality act with exolusive scenic effects 
is certainly one of the smartest that has oome 
along, aud the duo will deserve their hearty greet* 

Wanted for Summer Stock 



LAFAYETTE THEATRE, Buffalo, V. T. I BIJOU THEATRE, Philadelphia, Fa. 

8heppard Camp, Company Mgr. Joe Leuch, Company Mgr. 


En Route or 


Empire Oironit Office, 1909 Broadway, Bew York City. 


It's great, superior in every way to "The Smash-Up."— The Verdict. 




Fresentfaj AARON HOFFMAN'S Masterpiece, entitled «• HELD UP M * claaaio la "oae» M For Sale: "A Smash Up In Chlaatowa." Soenory and Aot oomplete. Address VARIETY. 

When answering advertisements kindly mention Variety. 







Can furnish you with all the best acts you want 


"X rantmlwr your oourtesy to m* when sailing two years ago, and am advising all my friends 


to book their passage through you. 
If you are going to Europe write 

'phone and let me arrange everything for you. 


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Established 1880. 



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8/ lOd. per Quarter. 

May b* obtained at Sasiuel French's, 8§>f4 West Mad street New York. 
ARTISTS VISITING ENGLAND are cordially invited to register at "The Stage" omoes imme- 
diately upon their arrival. The Editor of "The Stage" will always ho pleased to weioome them* 
Advance notices of sailings and opening dates should bo posted to the Editor. When an artist has 
registered at "The Stage" offloe, which may bo regarded as his permanent London address, all cor- 
respondence will be immediately forwarded. 
London Offices: 16 York St., Covent Garden, London, W. C. 


WANTS Chorus Girls. Burlesque. Musioal Comedy and Dramatic People all lines. M ANAGERS , we 
can All your requirements. Address MELVILLE EDWARDS, Mgr., this department. Room 88, 118 

Sid J. Em's 

N. Clark and Kiniie Sts., CHICAGO 
45 Seconds from Clsrk St. Bridge. 

SID 7. EUBON, Lessee and Manager. 

Playing in burelesquo attractions of the Colum- 
bia Amusement Company. Matinee every day. 
Amateur night Friday. 




(Opera, Drama 
Circus, Ballet) 

will be held at the 


MAY 14 

The list of volunteers already insures 

the greatest bill ever given on a 



State Street near Congress 

John A. Fennessy, Manager. 

The most popular burlesque theatre in Chicago. 
playing the attractions of the Empire Circuit. 
Nothing but the host. Two shows every day. 
Amateurs Friday* 



Handsomest and safest burlesque theatre In 
America. Playing Empire Circuit Shows. Matinee 
Every Day. 

Visit the new Rathskeller Downstairs. 

The best in the West. 


Vaudeville Cirouit. 
88 — Theatres 8 8 


All communications to Edward Mosart, Main 
Office, Family Theatre. Lancaster. Pa. 



Up-to-date writer with up-to-date ideas. Char- 
acter, Jewish, Slang, Protean, Italian acts, etc. 

Author: "The Marriage Fee," "For the Lova 
of Mammy," "The Call of the Blood," "Stage 
Struck," "Behind the Footlights." 
High grade vaudeville acta and monologues a 

108 Wast 111th St., N. Y. City. 

pretty sister team, end please; Rube Strickland, 
comedy musician, splendid ; The Heeman Children, 
very good; Columbia Comedy Four, fine. One of 
the best bills of the season. 



ORPHBUM (Martin Beck. gen. mgr.).— Week 
March 30-81, April 1, 2, 3 4: Cole and Rags, jug- 
gling; Sadie Sherman, baritone and mimic; Fred 
Walton and Company, "Cissle's Dream," the hit 
of the evening; Gorman and West, skit; Eleanor 
Fa Ike has a very catchy voice and was encored 
wveral times; the Pantser Trio, contortionist, 

upeclalty. CRYSTAL (J. H. Young, mgr.).— 

Week March 30-31. April 1. 2. 3. 4. Vaudeville; 
The Duval l<>s In comedy sketches; Messenger Boys 
Qnnrtotte; ill. songs by Robert Fenner. a bari- 
tone. JAY E. JOHNSON. 

songs, very good. Johnny Billeter defeated Bat- 
tling Boy Biemler Thursday night In the wrest- 
ling match. ROYAL, (Glllard Bros. mgrs.). — 

M. p. and songs. THEATORIUM (Charlie 

Reark. mgr.). — M. p. and songs. — STAR (Bren- 
gartner & Trautleln, mgrs.). — M. p. and songs. 



POLI'S (J. II Docking, mgr.). --Hal Darls and 
Company In "A Race for a Wife" heads. Laddie 
Cliff, added feature. Both acts went big. Brown, 
Harris and Brown, hit of bill. Work and Ower. 
comedy acrobats, pleased. Edwin Forsbery and 
Company, well received. Banks and Mewton, 
singing, dancing and talking, good. Foreato and 
dog opened. II. S. HOLLAND. 


MAJESTIC (Joe Howard, mgr.).- Bert Morton, 
'it'rman monologue, very good; the Majestic 
Stork Company In "Mnggsy the Messenger Boy." 
*<ry clever; Viva Dunn and Pearl Stokes, ill. 


FAMILY (W. D. Neilds, mgr. Monday re- 
hearsal 10). — Luekle and Yoast. singers and 
dancers, fair; Wlllard Newell and Company, com- 
edy. "Last Night," very good; Carrie Mack, 
singer, well liked; West and Van Slolon, com- 
edy musical sketch, very good; Hayes and Al- 
polnt, comedy, pleased. MILLER. 


14th St.. 8d Ar. Continuous. 20 A 80 Cts. 

Mollle Walsh. AI and Billy Belford. 

Cramer and Young. Clifford and Raldln. 

Aerial Valadons. Vltagrapb. 

Mr. and Mrs. Nick 



flUIUmA' T ££'„' A,u,TT 

Open the Year Around 



MARTIN BECK, General Manager. 

FRANK VINCENT, N. Y. Representative. 

All Applications for Time Must be Addressed to 

O. E. BRAY, Brooklyn Manager. 
Majestic Theatre Bldg., Chicago, 111. 


If yon have an open week you want to fill at 
short notice, write to W. L. DOCKSTADER, 

Carries Theatre. Wllmlngten. DeL 

Can close Saturday night and make any city east 
of Chicago to open Monday night. 

Have Your Card in Variety 

Percy O. 





New York 





60THAM East New York 

Address all PERSONAL letters to 



M.eHson Street Near HeleteeJ 


Handsomest burelesquo house in America, play- 
ing Empire Circuit attractions exclusively. 
Shows changed every Sunday. .Matinees daily. 


Rational Hotel 


Cor. Van Buren St. and Wabash Are. 
Half block from Auditorium Theatre. In vicinity 
of all theatres. Weekly rates made. 

D. A. DOOLET, Prop. 

Florenz House 

(Mrs. F. Florenz, Prop.) 

The Homo of the Profession, 

170 West 47th Street, 

Near Broadway New York 

First-class Rooms and Board. Reasonable 
Terms. Convenient to all Principal Theatres. 
'Phone, 8811 Bryant. 


258 WEST 34ih ST., NEW YORK 

Room and Board. Terms reasonable. 


Widow late Herbert Holcombe. 


ORPHEUM (David Beehler, mgr).— Pauline 

Hall, headllner, sings sweetly and pleased a large 

audience; Henry Keane and Olive Briscoe, "A 

Trial Marriage," very good; Mable Mattland, 

monologue, good; Jules and Ella Garrison, "An 
Ancient Roman," made a big hit; Inman's Dog*, 
a very good act; Bailey and Austin*, American 
Beauties, excellent. 



And than some. 

"Huff said." 




First class Room and Board. Terms Reasonable. 
•18 Ring St., 8 Blocks from 


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POLI'S (Cordon Wright. t. res. mgr.).-- Red- 
ford and Winchester, burleaqne Jogglerl opened 
the bill; Dora- Ron eo, entertained . Liny MIIHken 
and Company (New Aet-i; Trovolo, pleased; 
Ohs*. Burke, Put Touhey and OmipHnv made a 
hit; "That" Quartette, excellent; ilotden'g Msnl- 
klns pleased. NOTE.— The BIJoa and Nelson. 

capacity houses with pictures and songs. 


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And Hit Famous Mechanical Figaros. 
Week April It, Alhambra, Hew York. 


CH AS. J. 


Undei the personal diretcion of L H. FRAME, 

ffl. MOZART 



"Avenue Girls," Predentin* "Tern, Dick end 
Harry," Season 1907 08. 



Blamphin - tlehr 

England's Premier High-Class Comedy Duettists. 
The Champion Singers of Vaudeville. 


Keegan • Mack 

Particularly adapted for Parks. 

7 — " Character Changes — 7 

including the 

Cowboy and the Squaw. 

Copyright Class D. XXC. Ho. 11426. 

Address J. C. Matthews, 1411 B'way, N. Y. City. 

Eastern Representative, ALT. T. WILTON, 
ft. James Building, Hew York City. 


Jessie Keller Troupe 

(6 People) 


P. H. Keller, Mgr., 461 Lyell St., Rochester, H. Y. 

Have Your Card in Variety 

The Italian and His Sweetheart 



16 Mia*, la One. 

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Representative, ALBERT SUTHERLAND, 
St. James Building. 





F. Duly Burgess 

Going it alone once more and always 
good. What do yoa think of that! 



The Extraordinary Hoop Rollers. 



"The Dressing Room Comedians," 


Regards to all. 
Permanent address, Hotel Churchill, N. Y. City. 


The Juggling Marvel on the High Balancing 


Keith A Proctor Circuit till farther notice. 

April 16— Empire, Hobeken. 


Home Address: Hew Castle, Delaware. 

George Connors 

With "Avenue Girls"— "The Hallway Tenor." 

Clifton Crawford 

Direction of JOE HART. 




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The only act that gats their audience oa the 
impulse of the mome nt. Booked soli d til l July. 
1901. Management CHRIS. 0. BROWN, N. Y. 



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June 1st, Hew York Theatre Roof Garden. 

Florens Ztegfald's Revue, Follies of 1606. 

Now Playing Hatted Booking Omoee' Time. 


The Typioal Topical Tickle Singers. 

Tickling at Poll's, Hartford, this week. 

Week April 16, Poll's, Worcester. 




Originators of "Cocktails and Cherries" Gag. 
Booked Solid. United Booking Office. 




Six American Dancers 




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Length 694 feet 
To be issued April ai. 


The Most Magnificent Hunt- 
ing Picture Ever Produced 


T1i« kinemetograpber'a chief duty la to 
brine to the public pictures from the life In 
distant part* of the world, from interesting 
•raits, nil in all to present everything In- 
teresting, which the public would hardly In 
any other way get a chance to see. 

With this object In Tlew, and remembering 
the enorm o us met sea which our picture "Polar 
sear hunting" attained, we now send out an- 
other sensation number, which will for the 
p r esent take the record aa to all that has 
yet been produced try the klnematographer, 

only accompanied by their 
ed man, hare started out 
Carelessly they stroll about the 
at, only depending upon their 
abarp eight and excellent guns. 
are only pursuing one object — 
Ip admiring the wonders of the 
So stop now and again, to look 
luous splendor and the wonderful 
1 creation of the primitive forest. They 
pea the hippopotamus resting lastly by the 
rlTorside, and the monkeys jumping about In 
the labyrinth of creepers— Just look— they are 
catching hold of one of them, the little fel- 
low dose not like the touch of the white 
hands. There cornea the ostrich watching, 
and there the timid sebra la running away. 

But in the primitive forest great dangers 
s*e torfcan*. It is no jest to lie down to sleep 
hese » «Wm«ls* kingdom. As the eTsnlsg 
Sets to, tin is lighted, the two banters go 
to Sleep, SDSVthe servant is to keeft watch, 
bet even a satire requires rest* and while 
the fire Is usiatlj dying away, m too la fall 
Ing asleep. 

A roar penetsstes that fgfc t aos a of the trop- 
ical night, that hssrters swske, aelse their 
suns and gtvsy Are. They are quite close 
upon the lion, and the picture shows one of 
the hunters ehootiag at the king of animals 

in perilous pros' ml ty. The efforts of the 
courageous Waters are crowned with success. 
One moment later we see the hunter by the 
lion's dead body. 

Once more the little party Is tracing a Hon. 
This time It la also a magnificent male lion. 
He Is Just going down to the river to get a 
drink, aa the first projectile reaches him. 
Quite senseless he tumbles down Into the 
water, but before be has recovered his senses, 
a shot goes right through his forehead and 
puts an end to his life. 

After these exciting scenes, which hare 
been worked out unusually well, we once more 
hare the opportunity to greet the gallant 
hunters, before their departure with tbe tro- 
phies, the skin of the two powerful animals. 

Full of startling interest and wonder- 
fully thrilling episodes. It will crowd 
your house at every performance. Be 
sure to get it first. Don't let your 
neighbor get ahead of you. 

Great Northern Film Co. 

(Modisk Film Co. of Copenhagen.) 

7 £. 14th St., New York. 
(Licensee of the Biograph Patents.) 


LYCEUM (Anthony Geronlmo, mgr.). — La Petite 
Lulu, good; Langford and O'Farrell, in "The 
Sheriff's Marriage," excellent; James F. Corbley. 


elass service. No Junk or Repeaters. Write 
for Terms aad Lists. Complete Outfits with 


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77>#r# Mu-rt 
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S2 N. Clark Strsat, CHICAGO 

monologue, good; Bppe and Lauretta, sketch, 
well applauded; Baby Bernice, kit; Ray Murray, 

songs, excellent. STAR (Tony Rxposlto, mgr.). 

— Olive Bart, comedienne; Le Mai re and King, 
parodists; Barney BaDagber, comedian, all good; 
Gushing, Merrsll and Deris, In "A Diamond 

Ring," extra good. FAMILY (Herrtck * 

Bloom, mgr.). — T. A. Baker's lectures, songs 
snd TaudeTllle; Musical Stevo, eccentric musical 
comedian, good; Phil. A. Gsetrock. lecturer, pic- 
tures. B. T. Stlckney, musical director.— 
VAUDEVILLE (Arthur McDonold. mgr.).— New 

management, picture*. P ACIFI C (I. Silver- 

man, mgr.) .—Pictures. NOTES. — The Lyceum 

will drop vaudeville during holy week. — Arthur 
McDonold hae purchased the Vaudeville from 
Anthony Geronlmo. There are some unconfirmed 
reports thst the boose will take up regular 
vaudeville again. HARRY KIRK. 


GRAND OPERA HOUSE (Grand Amusement 
Co., mgr s. Monday rehearsals 10:80). — Bob and 
Tip, pleased; LeRoy and Woodford, fair; 8taley'a 
Transformation Co., good; George Whiting and 
Tbe Melnotte Twins, weot big; Ids Fuller, good; 
Julius Tsnnen, decided bit; McMabon'a Water- 
melon Girls, good. SAM FREEMAN. 


TUB EMPIRE (Abe Shapiro, mgr.).— Fred. 
Irwin's Big Show to good business. Tbe show 
Is satisfying snd baa a good olio aa follows: 
Campbell and Kenny, singing and dancing, good; 
Walsh, Lynch and Company, "Huckin's Run"; 
The Watson Sisters, clog dancers, snd Brady and 
Mahoney In a funny travesty called "Tbe Hebrew 

Fireman and the Foreman." THE ARCADE 

(Bert Lurty, mgr.). — Talking pictures snd songs 

to capacity. THE ROYAL, THE SUNBEAM 

and CROWN, all m. p. houses, are also doing an 
excellent business. NOTES. — Otto Kllves, man- 
ager of the Valentine here, has resigned. — Frank 
Boudrie, for many seasons doorkeeper at the same 
theatre, is leaving with Manager Klives. The 
new manager has not yet been annaunced. 



SHEA'S (J. Shea, mgr. Monday rehearsal 
10). — Bill not up to average. Valerie Bergere 
and Company In "A Bowery Camllle," did some 

good work; Tbe Sleeds, novel act; tbe Joasttl 
Troupe were clever; Theresa Dogonne Is a pleas- 
ing singer; Bwor Brothers, fair: Avon Comedy 
Foot, too mock slapstick; Royal Mualcal Fire, 

good; KardeUl, fair; fair business. GAYBTY 

(Tnos. R. Henry, mgr.)—"Nlgt»t Owls," pleased. 
A bag teaiurw wa* uu 3.>ad- Sutlers, •rrrrterfr' 

acrobats. STAR (F. W. Stair, mgr.).— 

"Champagne Girls." bright and sparkling, and 
the show Is a good one. HARTLEY. 

TROT. V. T. 

PROCTOR'S ( E. A. Graves, mgr.) Monday 
rehearsal 10).— Tbe headllner le Laskie. "A 
Night on a Houseboat, '• well received; Welch, 
Mealy and Montrose, very funny; The Voelkers, 
violin, good; other features Include Mr. and Mrs. 
Stewart Darrow, ahadowgrapbera; Barry and 
Hughes, "The Sole and tbe Heel," and Walter 

Daniels, impersonations. LYCEUM (R. H. 

Keller, mgr.).— "The Rialto Rounders" are the 
attraction for the first half of the week. "Tbe 
Lady Birds" appesrs the Mat half, with Cora 
Livingston, female wrestler, as an extra attrac- 
tion. NOVBI/TY (W. J. Fleming, mgr.).— 

M. p. aad songs. WONDERLAND— M. p. and 

gongs. »J\ J. SHEA'S— Songs, m. p. EM- 
PIRE— Songs and m. p. J. J. M. 

ORPHEUM (B. J. Donnellan, mgr.).— Week 
March 30: Tbe Graceful Bthardo, European equili- 
brist, excellent; Geo. H. Whitman and Eloise Da via, 
"His Little Game." well received; Leonard and 
Ward, one; Robert De Mont, comedy acrobat. 
very good; Richard Buhler, assisted by Louise 
Orendorf, "The Cracksman," headline™ and hit 

of bUL PANTAGB'8 (Geo. A. Calvert, mgr.).— 

Week March 80: The Randalls, sharpshooters, 
very good; Delphlne end Delmora, mualcal tra- 
vesty artists, fine; Baker and Carlyale, colored 
aristocrats, pianists, excellent; Stanton and ' 

berg, eomedisne, great; Will C. M at hs WS and 
Nellie Ilarrla. "Adam tbe SeeosaL" hit of bf!I. 

-GRAND (D. A. Bulls*? mgr.).— Week March 
80: Wm. and Ed. Armstrong's Musical Co medy 

Company In I "A General Mix-Up." THE 

ROYAL (A. W. Cruise, mgr.).— M. p. snd song. 

THE BIZOU (Beirs A Tripp, mgrs.). — M. p. 

ang song. THE MAPLBLBAF (J. W. Muir. 

mgr.).— M. p. and and song. THE CRYSTAJj 

(Beirs A Tripp, mgrs.). — M. p. and song. 

THE ELITE— (Edwards A Gumey, mgrs.). — M. p. 

snd song. THfe NOVELTY.— (Bears A Trippt 

mgrs.).— M. p. snd eong. NOTE.— The Floreol 

Troupe were headlined here for this week, bug 
March 28 a new acrobat appeared upon tbe scene* 
Mother and son are aald to be doing nicely and 
tbe troupe will be able to open here In about 
three weeks. 


NEW LYCEUM (Eugene Kernan, mgr.). — JARS 
Grieves' California Girls Company Is playing ft 
return date hen this week and giving a foSfl 
show. The bfialettas sre the "8ultsn's Wives" 
and "The GUV from Ohelses." both lively find 
contain a variety of good musical numbers. TBS 
lesdlug comedians are Sam J. Adama and William 
Mauason, who are very funny, and both hate 
proved In their work since seen here last. 
W. Taylor la fas singer of tbe organisation, 
voice is excellent. 


BIJOU (O. If. Hesselgrave, mgr.).—] 
magician, clever; Baby Tbehna, pleasing; pi 

and songs. •WONDERLAND (J. B. 

mgr.). — DeTellam end DeTellem, trunk mj 
startling; F. Grafton Bragger, musical 

local favorite; pictures snd songs . ST> 

P. Lsnders, mgr.).— King and Douglass, 

lsugbing hit; pictures snd songs. THBATOR- 

IUM (J. Rothsteln, mgr. ) .—Pictures and songs. 


WONDERLAND (H. W. Rogers, mgr.).— Earn - 
loch and Company are tbe beadllnera this week, 
with a good 11ns of mystics; The Werents, aerial 
lsts, good; Harrison King, comedian, good; Blwood 

and Maggie Bepton. BIJOU (Geo. Shaffer. 

mgr.). — Robisb and Chllders, comedy sketch, well 
liked; Georgie Lewie, comedian; Miss Lewis, good 
whistler; Mitchells, club Jugglers, good. Others 
on bill for balance of week: Musical Geralds, 
Ramsdell, Charley Moore, Maxlne Wells, Harry 
and Kitty Mitchell, Clark's Dogs and Ponies. 

C. M. H. 


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Telephone ssM Stuyvesant. 



LYRIC (Frank Baler, mar.).— Good business 
with The Harner-Todlle Company In a pretty 
dramatic playlet; Bombay, decidedly novel ami 
clever juggling act; Tbe Benaue, pleasing comedy 
sketch: Hap Hal Price, big hit In monologue; 

John Murray, ill. aouga.- TnH GRAND (Joseph 

Schagrin, mgr.). — Irene LnTour and dog Zagt are 
a vaudeville feature with "The Way of: the 

Transgressor." p ArtK (Vincent SeavelW, mgr). 

— The Actual Talking Pictures are playing a Un- 
ited engagement at Ibis house. NOT1S — JM- 

ward Stanley, formerly manager of Idorg Park. 
Youogstown, is now manager of the AltemeySf* 
a motion picture and vaudeville theatre In Uo- 
Keesport. A. C. LEBPY. 


ORPHEUM (Sun lb Itnrtay, les., A. 0. Bauin. 
res. mgr.). — This thestfs opened its second week 
to flue business with the following bill: lienor 
and Company, mystified; Newsboys Trio, g°4f • 
Lizzie Wilson, clever; Blasonette and Newmft$. 
good; Ed. and Kitty Oesgoo. clever sketch — v 
QUIMBY'S MARBTE rfimtT (W. O. Quliikby, 
mgr.).— To capacity bSSiaess, with Joe Young, 
dancing; Yankee Doodle Quartet; Al. B. Hutchi- 
son, monologue; Leersr Barnard, lmperaoaator; 
Louise Campbell, prima uVmna; John Reilly, hoov 

roller; Wlllard, banjotat. GRAND (Lally * 

Johnson, mgrs.). — Falrburn and Falrburn, James 
and Parker, Harry Sacks, Verdi Trio, Maye As* 
drews, Jerome Casper, Mayo and Mayo and Wnj, 
Burns. F. Sf. HOOK. 

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EUGENE CLINE. Third and Nicollet Aves., Minne- 
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EUGENE CLINE. 268 S. State St.. Salt Lake City. 


EUGENE CLINE. 6th and;0live Sis.. St. Louis. Mo. 

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"Musio hath charms to soothe a savace hreast"— not always, REG I NT 3 IO GRAPH HITS 

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by Heinie Holtsmeyer, the Orpheus of the little Holland village, "A FAMOUS KS\C APF" T\(\ ft 

failed to tranquilite hie wife Lena, who was rather a Xantippe I ■ I „STn«ui/,JT i - I 

than an Eurydice, and Heinle's head, like that of Socrates. ' • ^'LsaJmML*,"^ jkfJL " OLD ISAACS 969 ft, 

often played the target for her pots and pans. Hit patienoe mM **m jB^L*aMs£K7£& I "PATTPUT OV 117TDVT OOOM ncn eV 

worn, bo boats it for a life that it all at tea. Shipwreck It J*M 9 ■ • J Wa^sM l 'IP^ , ^» LAUUni X>X Wl K s l s UlW SO b»05P ft. 

his unfortunate lot, and beintr oast on a cannibal island it looks " 3 fc-W-- ■ : ^L B aVW- E -^3JTa. "HER FIRST ADVENTURE" WlQ ft 

like stew a la Hollandaise for poor Heinie, when the Cannibal - vf ^9mHe^HCL etCim V ,J^ttt^ ^Xir t^JZw^rZ^^ii^ vil V* 

Queen does the Pocahontas act and saves him, making; him her to??W 'sfaWTJBHsfli le WlV™ THE BOY DETECTlVEr 497 ft. 

hubby and King. Later, Lena discovers hit whereabouts and jtfc gtm ■.mWHisaL. ttAsfeJrNtflB ^IHB I « <r rt4TS* VI? T T r\\X7 DPUTT *t slAsl en 

bursts in unannounced upon hit tunny serenity. Aha! Her* it V '4sT & ^^H - I^RMMB^sfaB inj * » Ilt*>lAJW 1T&K1JU ........ . 5*£ It. 

his chance to get even, and as she had kept him in hot water I tflL^L. f ^^KJ^KnV "THE PRINCESS IN THE VASE" 938 ft, 

at Holland he does as much for her now, so he consigns her to l^^Be^L^sV **m^ limTTT . o»».r^v«wr ««- a «.*•• . 

the ttewpot. Moral-The worm will turn. Y^is^LFfe. L »i] "THE SNOW MAN*' 717 ft 

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Biggest Success in Years of any Imported Act 

"England's Ion is our gain."— P. O. Williams. - "Every character a brilliant personality."— "Pittsburg Dispatch." 

1 nay say thai Terry and Lambert made the hit of the week in their act 'English Types Seen Thro' American Eyes. 1 "— "Zit," "Evening Journal." 

"In their absence their American eyes and American sense of humor have been busy, and they have brought back a budget of capital caricatures." — Rush, VARIETY. 












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APRIL 18, 1908. 




The American, New York, and New Fulton, Brooklyn, 

Secured by William Morris, Inc., for Vaudeville 

Next Season. Other Houses Named. 

The announcement was made this week 
that William Morris, Inc., had secured the 
American Theatre, at 42nd Street and 
Eighth Avenue, and -would take possession 
on May 1, next. 

The statement also included the ac- 
quisition, by lease, of the Fulton Theatre, 
Brooklyn, now in course of erection at 
Nostrand Avenue and Fulton Street, in 
that borough. It will have a capacity of 
1,800, and is expected to be completed in 
time for the opening of the regular season 
next September. 

In addition to these houses, Mr. Morris 
said his company held the lease for the 
Broadway, New York, commencing with 
the season of *09-'10, and would install 
vaudeville there at that time. 

The following theatres to be operated 
by William Morris, Inc., were also men- 

A new theatre in Cincinnati, located on 
4th Street, with a seating capacity of 
2,900. Builders under contract to deliver 
theatre finished by December 1, 1908. 

A new theatre in Washington on New 
York Avenue, with a capacity of 2,300. 
Building operations to commence immedi- 
ately upon the delivery of the accepted 
plans, now nearly ready. House to be fin- 
ished by October 15, next. 

New Hippodrome in Detroit, particulars 
having been previously published, and the 
Orpheum, Boston; William Penn, Phila- 
delphia, and four others for which nego- 
tiations were looked forward to being 
shortly closed, said Mr. Morris, composed 
his present circuit. 

Another theatre in Philadelphia would 
be announced before the next season 
opened, according to Morris, and he ex- 
pected to have a third New York house 
then as well, the American and Circle 

giving him two local homes for the Mor- 
ris Circuit. 

From the present outlook Mr. Morris 
estimated there would be twelve vaude- 
ville theatres, at least, operated directly 
by William Morris, Inc., at the commence- 
ment or shortly thereafter of the '08-'09 
season. With the Cleveland Hippodrome, 
which is at present booked by the Morris 
office, and other houses for which William 
Morris, Inc., would act as booking agent 
only, Mr. Morris said he expected to 
have twenty first-class weeks on his list, 
with such other smaller theatres as may 
apply to him for acts between now and 

The Morris Company takes possession 
of the American on May 1. It has the 
entire building. On May 4 a season of 
opera by the Italian Grand Opera Com- 
pany will be commenced under the man- 
agement of the Morris Company. 

The feasibility of opening the roof gar- 
den o« top of the American, which has 
been closed for some years, was being 
considered, said Mr. Morris, and he 
thought this would occur, a variety en- 
tertainment containing one or more novel 
features in connection becoming the policy 
over the summer. The regular vaudeville 
season will start at the American Aug. 
31 or Sept. 7, next. The scale of prices 
has not been set for any of the Morris 
houses, nor was it thought they would be 
uniform in the admission fees. That would 
be regulated according to the locality and 
theatre, added Mr. Morris. 

Elmer F. Rogers has been appointed 
general manager of The Morris Circuit, 
at a reported salary of $10,000 yearly, 
with headquarters in the Morris office, 
where Mr. Rogers will occupy a desk from 
Monday on. He has been connected with 
the Keith vaudeville theatres for several 


The latest issue of "The Cape," a South 
African weekly, to arrive has an inter- 
view with Albert nyman, manager of the 
Tivoli, Cape Town, and the Empire, Jo- 
hannesburg, in that country. 

In the interview, Mr. Hyman says his 
lease on the Tivoli expires June 30, next, 
and unless there is a reduction in the 
rent for the house made after that date, 
ho will no longer hold the theatre. 

From other directions comes the state- 
ment of a report being circulated in Cape 
Town that the Moss -St oil circuit of Eng- 
land is going to take over both the "Hy- 
man houses" (as they are called). S. M. 
Hyman, brother of Albert, makes his 
headquarters in England, where he is a 
booking agent for his own houses along 
with others. 

No intimation of Moss-Stoll linking a 
couple of theatres so far away to their 
present circuit has reached here from the 
other side, as yet. 


Philadelphia, April 16. 

There will be no vaudeville for Elsie 
J an in this sen son. Miss Janis is here this 
week. She will play at The Studebaker, 
Chicago, during the summer, with the 
Dillingham show, "The Hoyden," in which 
Miss Janis has been featured the past few 

Miss Janis and her ever present mother 
were interviewed by Pat Casey on Mon- 
day, when the agent dropped in the city, 
but "no vaudeville" was the answer both 


At the conclusion of their starring tour 
the Russell Brothers will play a three 
weeks engagement in vaudeville on the 
Keith -Proctor Circuit. 

years, and is rated as one of the best 
vaudeville managers in the country. 

Mr. Rogers surrendered the manage- 
ment of the Keith-Proctor 125th Street 
to assume liis new duties. His successor 
has not been named. Walter M. Pepper, 
manager of the Nelson, Springfield, Mass., 
while that theatre was conducted by the 
Morris Company, will be the assistant 
manager of the American. 


Denver, April 10. 

Evan Evans, blackface comedian and 
brother of "Honey-boy" Geo. Evans, wy 
seriously injured at the Novelty Theatre 
on the night of April 7. 

It seems Evans had an altercation with 
the manager of the Novelty, Bert Pit- 
man. The latter gave orders Evans was 
not to be allowed in the theatre. 

Evans went to the Novelty for mail, 
and was thrown down a flight of steps 
by the house officer, through plate glass 
doors to the sidewalk. 

When picked up it was found part of 
the palm of his hand had been cut away, 
and he was also cut on the throat and 
the forehead. From fifteen to twenty 
stitches were required for the wounds. 
Evans was arrested and taken to the 
city jail, where he remained for several 
hours, until the story came to the ears 
of Dan McCoy and Albini, the magician. 

They immediately went to the jail and 
Albini had Evans removed to his apart* 
ments, calling doctors and nurses to take 
care of him. He is now at St. Luke's 
Hospital, and dangerously ill, the doctors 
fearing blood poisoning. 

Albini has notified Sullivan & Consi- 
dine, the owners of the Novelty, and they 
have requested him to give Evans the best 
of attention. 


Rutland, Mass., April 16. 

Ernest Hogan, the colored singing com- 
edian, is in the sanitarium here recovering 
from his recent serious illness. He may 
remain for some time yet — perhaps three 
months. There are 350 patients at the 

Mail may be addressed Mr. Hogan care 
Sanitarium, Rutland Mass. (not Ver- 


Chicago, April 10. 

Upon the departun* of the Kingling 
Brothers' circus from the Coliseum, Chi- 
cago, Klaw & Brlangrr, it is rumored, 
will take over the l»ig house for a produc- 
tion in the hope it will have a summer 



There seems to be little doubt but that 
•fcj the opening of next season the long- 
talked of scheme for the pooling of bur- 
lesque productions will have become a 
reality on the Empire Circuit. Although 
no official information has been given out, 

it is understood that fifteen of the West- 
ern Wheel shows will be operated under 
this plan. 

The coterie of managers who have sig- 
nified their willingness to go into the 
project have met a number of objections 
that were advanced when the scheme was 
firnl. broached n year ago. 

The chief argument of those who op- 
posed it was that the plan would dis- 
count, if not entirely destroy, individual 
effort. The theory was advanced that if 
productions were made by a corporation 
the separate managers would feel that 
special effort would bring them no special 
returns, profits being equally divided 
among the participators. 

It is now proposed that the profits of 
each manager's show or shows up to a 
certain amount be put into the general 
fund for final distribution pro rata, but 
it is provided that if any one show draws 
profits above this point, the excess shall 
go to the manager whose ability in turn- 
ing out a good show made those extra 
profits possible. 

The fact that only about half the shows 
in the Wheel are involved in the pool is 
depended upon to prevent the standard 
of excellence from dropping to a dead 
level. Those managers who remain on 
the outside will still exert their individual 
resources to maintain a wholesome ri- 
valry in the production end, and thereby 
prevent the productions from becoming 
cut and dried. It is also provided that 
any pool member whose show remains 
below the standard for two years may be 

The other, advantages urged in favor of 
the move are that it will allow of large 
economies in equipping shows, the elimina- 
tion of competitive bidding for comedians, 
and cheapness of administering one or- 
ganization as against fifteen. 


Lafayette, Ind., April 16. 

The Grand Theatre is dark this week, 
an injunction sued out by the town people 
against the performance of "Black Crook, 
Jr./' having been taken under advisement 
by the courts. 

The streets were full of people who 
held tickets for the performance Monday, 
but the doors were not opened, in defer- 
ence to the feeling of the large number of 

The trouble started when a number of 
advertising cards of rather questionable 
taste were distributed through the town. 
This roused the ire of the reformers and 
a meeting was called. Counsel was re- 
tained and the committee decided to at- 
tempt to restrain the show from perform- 

Certain billboards holding show's paper 
also brought about criticism. 


Everything points to an early closing 
of the vaudeville and burlesque season. 
The subject has been under discussion 
among the managers of the Western Bur- 
lesque Wheel, and that circuit may close 
the regular tour before the usual date. 
This point has not been decided. The 
Eastern Wheel season is set to close May 
4, but may be extended. 

Popular priced vaudeville houses are 
one by one giving up owing to poor busi- 
ness, or announcing early closings. Boom 
& D'Esta's Family, Chester, Pa., closes 
to-night. The Family, Carbondale, booked 
by Maurice Boom, closed last week, and 
Wilmer & Vincent's vaudeville theatre in 
Altoona became a moving picture estab- 
lishment this week. It may re-open as a 
vaudeville theatre next season. In the 
eame territory the E. E. Mozart Circuit 
will turn to a summer season of pictures 
very shortly. This policy will continue 
during the warm weather only. 

The Elite, Moline, HI., is closed on ac- 
count of poor patronage. It will reopen 
in September with vaudeville. 

Popular priced dramatic companies are 
faring no better. Hap Ward's company 
closed in Philadelphia, and the members 
returned to New York Saturday last, to- 
gether with "The Lucky Dog" company 
in the same town. While Ward is said 
to have made a little money on his sea- 
son, the tour has by no means been suc- 
cessful, a condition that applies to the 
great majority of popular priced compa- 

The list of premature closings will, it 
is expected, be considerably lengthened to- 


Youngstown, O., April 16. 

There has been a squally time here ever 
since the Empire opened with a season of 
stock burlesque, April 9. The perform- 
ance was generously seasoned with spice, 
and when word got around that "there 
was something doing at the Empire/' the 
crowd became so dense in front of the 
house it was necessary to summon the 
police to keep order. Traffic was com- 
pletely blocked in the street. 

Capacity business has ruled. The show 
has been moderated since the opening. A 
storm of protest greeted the first per- 
formance. The chief of police later ap- 
peared in the audience and exercised a 
censorship. The shows, although still 
pretty racy, have been permitted to con- 

The enterprise is managed by Hartzell 
& Pitzer, who control in addition a circuit 
of small houses in this vicinity. Youngs- 
town has been discussed as a possible 
stand on one of the burlesque wheels, and 
this experiment is being watched with in- 


Hartford, Conn., April 16. 
A week of vaudeville at the Hartford 
Opera House is now ending. H. H. Jen- 
nings, the manager, played the bill, booked 
by William Morris. Svengala is the head- 


Jack Singer, of "The Behman Show," 
• inaugurated a "chorus girl's amateur con- 
test" for his company last week in Buffalo, 
and so surprised and pleased was he at 
the showing of the choristers, he has de- 
cided to make the contest a weekly fea- 
ture of the show's run on Madison Square 
Garden this Summer. 

The girls took an enthusiastic interest 
in the contest, and to the surprise of the 
manager worked up half a dozen capital 
specialties among themselves. 

The audience picked Rose Denker, in 
a song and dance turn, as the winner of 
the $20 purse, and placed the others in 
this order: King and Reynolds, Peinze and 
Wilson, Belle Court, Ruth Sheperd 
(sketch), and Evelyn La Telle. 


Richmond, April 16. 
A transaction involving the erection of 
a $70,000 vaudeville theatre in this city 
by next season has been completed. 



Tbe Okabe Family la the mot»t distinctive Japanese acrobatic act which has appeared in America. 
They are entirely diTerent from the other Japanese troupes, and under the sole management of T. Okabe. 
the tnlleat In the above picture, having no connection with any other similar act. The acrobatica of 
tbe vurlous membera of tbe family are recognised *\ cry where aa the par excellence of that art. Quick 
workers, with originality shown in tbe devising and execution of feata, the Okabe Family baa become 
an Important number in America. On May 20th tbe act sails for Europe, opening at tbe Empire, Lon- 
don, for eight weeks commencing June 1st. From that hall they proceed to the Wlntergarten, Berlin, 
and other continental points. Since March 30th the act haa been at the New York Hippodrome, where 
its aucceaa haa been pronounced. 

Thiese's "Strolling Players" are at the 

Park Theatre, Brooklyn, this week. In- 
cidentally the house will probably cease 
to be a stand in the Western Burlesque 
Wheel after to-night. 

It is reported that Dave Kraus, whose 
show, "The Rialto Rounders," was to have 
been this week's attraction at the Brook- 
lyn house, refused to play the engage- 
ment. The "Strollers" were placed in as 
substitute at the last minute. 

A rule against smoking has injured 
the popularity of the house for bur- 
lesque purposes, and business has been 
very light. It was retained, however, in 
preference to the "layoff" which otherwise 
would occur for the week. The lease is 
held by the Shuberts, the Empire circuit 
using the house as a sub-tenant. The 
owners recently applied for an injunc- 
tion to prevent the further playing of 
burlesque shows in the theatre, which 
was refused. 


„,_ Chicago, April 16. 

It has been authentically reported that 
L. M. Crawford, of the Crawford, Chully 
& Zehring Syndicate, operating in the 
Southwest, will build a new theatre de- 
voted to burlesque, in Memphis. 

A location on Main Street has been se- 
cured. Hanker & Cairns, architects, have 
the plans for the building. Memphis has 
not had burlesque for several years. It 
is not known which of the two burlesque 
factions will play there. 


Chicago, April 16. 

May Howard, with "The Rentz-Santley" 
Company, has made considerable changes 
in the show, and inserted several num- 
bers in addition to other material. 

Miss Howard is also directing the 
"Chorus Girls' Contests" each week, and 
states the girls are so proficient there may 
be a number of new "sister" acts in vaude- 
ville next season. 


Toronto, April 16. 
Toronto is the birthplace of new adver- 
tising ideas for burlesque. Last week 
Rube Bernstein, the publicity promoter 
at the Star (Western Wheel) sprang a 
new one when he sent out about six men, 
made up as decrepit and blind, with 
signs hanging, saying "I would give $5,000 
to see Watson's Burlesquers at the Star 
Theatre this week." 


Cincinnati, April 16. 

"The Blue Ribbons" will be the first of 
the Eastern Burlesque Wheel shows to 
close its season. The show winds up this 
Saturday night at the Standard. 

Its further route called for visits South, 
and the warm weather, along with the 
closing of the houses in Birmingham, New 
Orleans and Kansas City, caused the finish 
to arrive. 

The Majestic, Kansas City, stops week 
May 9. Birmingham closes doors Satur- 
day, while next week 13 the last for 
Greenwall's, New Orleans. 

Most of the Eastern shows and houses 
will be shut tight by week of May 25 at 
the latest. 



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Vol. X. 

APRIL 18. 

No. 6. 

The Orpheum, New Orleans, closes 
May 3. 

Chase's Theatre, Washington, will close 
week June 8. 

Sam Strauss has rejoined "The Reilly & 
Woods' Show" as manager. • 

Bedini and Arthur have signed with 
Sam Scribner for next season. 

Al Sutherland, the agent, has booked a 
great many of his acts over the Western 

Mrs. W. E. Ritchie is recovering in a 
city hospital from an operation for ap- 

newest production, is playing its initial 
week now at the Maryland, Baltimore. 

Alice Lloyd and The McNaughtons plan 
to return to Europe June 2, having en- 
gaged passage, and will come back in the 

Morris Meyerfeld, Jr., of the Orpheum 
Circuit, left town on Thursday, and is 
now traveling direct to San Francisco, his 

Ted Marks leaves on May 2 to spend 
his customary summer vacation on the 
boutonniere is bowed to by the 'bus 

The Clarence Sisters, "The Australian 
Nuggets," were elected honorary members 
of the T. M. A., Brooklyn Lodge, No. 30, 
last Sunday. 

Juan A. Caicedo, the wire expert, sailed 
Wednesday on the "Lusitania." He will 
return in June to fulfil his engagements 
in summer parks. 

Irene Young, of Weston and Young, has 
recovered sufficiently from her recent 
operation to again appear with her hus- 
band, Al Weston. 

Geo. Primrose in his minstrel number 
requiring eight people, besides himself, 
will appear at the Fifth Avenue either 
week May 4 or 11. 

Dorothy Richmond, who WTote "The 
Operator," and manages it as well as 
Ruth Allen and Company, is placing her 
numbers for next season. 

Jack Smith, late of the Majestic Trio, 
and Henderson Smith will have a new 
colored act to be presented by B. A. Rolfe 
called "Ten Dark Knights." 

Mabel Wilbur will appear in a "girl 
act" at the Broadway, Camden, next 
week. It has been staged by Jack Mason, 
and booked through Wesley & Pincus. 

Lloyd Spencer, the monologist, while 
playing on the Western States time, was 
taken ill, and has gone to California -to 
recover. Mrs. Spencer accompanies him. 

Mayme Remington has been ordered by 
her physician to go under an operation for 
appendicitis, but will play out the re- 
mainder of her time this season before 
doing so. 

The Wilson Brothers, German comedi- 
ans, were compelled to cancel several 
weeks' time through the illness of Joe H. 
Wilson's wife, which called for his pres- 
ence by her side. 

Dick and Barney Ferguson play at Pas- 
tor's next week (April 20), their first ap- 
pearance in New York as a team. Dick 
is a son of rlarncy. The latter was for- 
merly of Ferguson and Mack. 

Fannie Rice is adding to her cabinet 
caricatures of notables, one of Secretary 
William H. Taft. 

Bill Dillon plays the Majestic, Chicago, 
next week, booked by Pat Casey. Bill 
has several weeks in the West. 

For the fourth consecutive season The 
Great Christy has re-engaged with Robie's 
"Knickerbockers." Elliott and Neff have 
also signed with the same show. Next 
season will be their third with it. 

"The Love Waltz," Jesse L. Lasky's 

The Rooney Sister<* are. scheduled to 
play the Orpheum, Oakland, Calif., June 

22 as the first of thirty weeks over West- 
ern time secured for the girls by M. S. 
Bentham. They are now in Europe. 

A sensational sensation is promised to 
appear at the Hippodrome next Monday. 
It is called "Onaipi, the Hindoo Mystery." 
Nothing is announced regarding the re- 
tention of "Zula, the Living Bullet." 

Lind?, the impersonator, leaves during 
week April 27 for his home in Sweden. 
While there he will play at Stockholm 
for a short engagement, returning here 
in August, next, with a comparatively 
new act. 

Harry Jackson (Harry and Kate Jack- 
son) will produce two new numbers for 
next season. One will be a scenic act, en- 
titled "Cupid's Voyage," and the other a 
novelty "girl act." 

Henry Travers, for four years a mem- 
ber of the Mason-Keeler Company, in 
vaudeville, left that organization last 
week. He will appear in a sketch of his 
own writing, called "A Dip Into the Six- 
teenth Century." 

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Powers are billed 
for the Alhambra next week, their first 
in Manhattan with the exception of an 
engagement at Pastor's. They have 
played on the United time out of town 
steadily since then. 

Edgar Allen and Alice Davenport will 
"try out" a new sketch, called "Piggie's 
Dream," at Keeney's next week. It is a 
United Offices' act. Mr. Allen returns to 
the booking agency at the conclusion of 
the Keeney. engagement. 

Eddie Garvey and Mollie Thompson ap- 
pear in their new act at the Orpheum, 
New Orleans, April 27. It is the first of 
six weeks on the Orpheum Circuit they 
will play. The contracts were made 
through M. S. Bentham. 

Ernest L. Waitt, dramatic editor of 
the Boston "American," has written a one- 
act comedy sketch, called "All's Fair in 
Love," for Donald Aleck, character com- 
edian with the Boston Theatre Stock 
Company, for use in vaudeville next sea- 

J. H. Cotton, who was at Poli's, Wor- 
cester, last week with his daughter, Lola 
Cotton, in a "mind reading" act, was taken 
'to the St. Vincent Hospital at the close 
of his performance Saturday night, suffer- 
ing from appendicitis. An operation will 
be necessary. 

John Slavin, with "A Knight for a 
Day" at Wallack's, may play in vaude- 
ville after the show closes, but is re- 
ported to have placed himself under the 
direction of C. E. Kohl, of Chicago, in 
which city he will probably open, if entry 
is decided upon. 

The Millership Sisters, for the past two 
seasons with W. B. Watson, signed this 
week with that manager for '()8-'()9. 
Charles Johnson, Smith and Champion, 
the Mullin Sisters and Billy Spencer also 
affixed their names to a Watson contract 
for the same term. 

Street Keith-Proctor house, is accredited 
as the future manager of the 125th Street 
Theatre after Elmer F. Rogers leaves 
there to join the Morris staff. Mr. Robin- 
son will likely have the joint managerial 
capacity until the 58th Street closes for 
the season. 

Lily Lena is now under the exclusive 
management of W. Newhouse. Mr. New- 
house has also, awaiting engagements for 
the next season, The Marvelous Merrils, 
cyclists, and Newhouse and Ward. The 
latter act has not appeared on this side 
for ten years, having been in Europe dur- 
ing that time. 

Leah Lessi has a dramatic playlet, writ- 
ten by herself. A company of two as- 
sists her in the presentation, a trial hav- 
ing been given the sketch at 58th Street 
yesterday. Miss Lessi has been a stock 
star, and was at the head of the organi- 
zation which occupied the West End The- 
atre at one time. 

W. C. Kelly leaves May 2 tor abroad. 
He will travel over the continent for six 
weeks before opening at the Pavilion, 
Glasgow, on July 6. Mr. Kelly does not 
expect to return until about Christmas 
time, and if he concludes to trip around 
the world, his arrival home will be a much 
farther advanced date. 

The Karno Comedy Company have en- 
gaged passage for home (England) in 
June. Howard and Howard also sail the 
same month. The Zaretzkys, and Asra 
left Tuesday, last. Passage was secured 
for each act by the Paul Tausig Agency. 
Mr. Tausig's agency, at 104 East 14th 
Street, is the New York office of the In- 
ternational Artisten Loge of Germany, 
and the stamps of that order are now on 
sale there. 

Lucy Weston will play in "The Follies 
of 1908" on the New York Roof all sum- 
mer. Miss Weston, who is an English 
girl, and handed New York "If You Can't 
Be Good, Be Careful," will housckeep in a 
"flat" during the warm season. She will 
personally conduct the culinary depart- 
ment, and has extended a general invita- 
tion to all epicureans who like their roast 
beef rare. Miss Weston is an excellent 
cook. She says so herself. 

Barney Gerard, manager of Miner's "Bo- 
hemians," will in all probability spend his 
Summer in Duluth. He has been offered 
the post of stock producer for a June run, 
which, if it catches on, may be extended. 
He will engage six comedians, now mem 
hers of Wheel burlesque shows, and sup- 
plement this organization with twenty 
chorus girls. He is now in negotiation 
with a music publisher for a Summer 
production of a musical comedy of which 
he is the author. 

M. E. Robinson, manager of the 58th 

The electric signs facing up and down 
Broadway on the outside of the Fifth 
Avenue Theatre are a study in economy. 
They usually carry the full surname of 
the leading features of the bill in large 
letters, and, space not permitting, an 
initial is taeked on for further identifica- 
tion. Last week the signs read "T. Fri- 
ganza." This week it is ' R. Golden." 
Two lines are required for "Alice Lloyd." 
Perhaps the management suspected Miss 
Lloyd would object to l>cing billed as 
"A. Lloyd." 


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Agreement with The Pat Casey Agency to Handle the 
Eastern Bookings. Pantages Houses Included. 

Louis Pincus Retained. 

The presence of Alexander Pantages, 
owner of the Pantages' circuit of vaude- 
ville houses in the Northwest, in New 
York, together with B. Ed. Ackerman, 
head of the Western States Managers' As- 
sociation, has resulted in a new booking 
arrangement having been made by the 
Western managers. 

The Pat Oasey Agency will hereafter 
have the booking of the acts for both cir- 
cuits, which book in union with each 
other, and Louis Pmcus, formerly the sole 
representative of the Western States in 
New York, will enter The Oasey Agency 
to continue on in a representative 

Messrs. Pantages and Ackerman expect- 
ed to leave for their homes on Thursday 
or Friday, having signed a two years con- 
tract with Mr. Oasey. Under the agree- 
ment all acts sent West from here will 
be through the agency. 

Mr. Casey has barely organized his 
booking office, and this important connec- 
tion is counted as a large sized feather 
for him. Some negotiations were had by 
Pantages and Ackerman with the William 
Morris office with the same object in view, 
but they were not concluded, Mr. Casey 
making the capture. 

The Western States, including the Pan- 
tages houses, have over twenty-five weeks 
in all to book, some of the time contain- 
ing a class of theatre not adapted for the 
larger acts, but about twelve weeks of 
fiTst class work have been given larger 
acts, and in some instances as many as 
twenty weeks have been played continu- 
ously by one high priced vaudeville num- 
ber on the circuit. 

Next season the four Orpheum theatres 
which resulted from the deal between The 
Orpheum Circuit and Sullivan-Oonsidine, 
will play the Orpheum shows in the cities 
where Pantages has located theatres, and 
it is said that the Western people came 
on to prepare themselves for the fray, 
making their booking connection with Mr. 
Oasey in order that the range from which 
acts might be obtained could be enlarged. 
Mr. Pincus, while doing the sole Eastern 
booking, maintained an independent atti- 
tude between the opposing vaudeville 
forces. He supplied some very large fea- 
ture attractions for the circuit. Both Mr. 
Ackerman and Mr. Pantages emphasized 
to a Variety representative that the 
change was in no way in disparagement 
of Mr. Pincus, whom they thought very 
highly of, and it had been made with his 
consent and upon his suggestion. 

Mr Pantages remarked he would enter 
California next season, securing theatres 
or sites to build wherever a desirable 
town could be fixed upon. Mr. Ackerman 
said he expected the Western States, with 
the houses Mr. Pantages might acquire, 
would have about twelve weeks alone in 
California next season, besides the North- 
western time and the other Western 
States houses between the Coast and 
Colorado, where the circuit is also very 
strong in point of number of theatres. 

Outside the large cities where Pantages' 
houses are situated, the Western States 
is an active opponent to the Sullivan-Oon- 
sidine combination, and has been aggres- 
sive during the past few months in oppos- 
ing it. 

A number of artists, said Mr. Pantages, 
rested under the impression from recent 
statements in Variety regarding the deal 
between the Orpheum and S.-C, that the 
OrpheuTP would "bar" any act playing 
the Western States time. Martin Beck, 
general manager of the Orpheum, when 
asked this week if such an impression was 
based upon any foundation, stated that 
the Orpheum had not or would not take 
that stand. Acts were free to play where 
they pleased, said Mr. Beck. The Orpheum 
Circuit had no fight on with anyone, and 
and never "barred" an act, nor had they 
any intention of doing so in the future. 
M. Meyerfeld, Jr., who was present at the 
time, endorsed Mr. Beck's remarks. 

The Pat Casey Agency will commence 
its booking contract on May 1. 

John W. Considine, of the S.-C. Circuit, 
was expected in New York on Thursday. 


San Francisco, April 16. 

With the change of its bookings from 
the Western States' Managers. Association 
to the Sullivan-Considine Circuit, the Wig- 
wam also removed from the Western 
States Sam Harris, its manager. Mr. Har- 
ris was supposed to have a financial in- 
terest in all the Western States' houses, 
excepting the Pantage's string. 

It seems Mr. Harris was desirous of 
securing an entire new list of acts week- 
ly for the Wigwam. These would have 
had to be placed in other Western States 
theatres, which might have proven in- 
convenient. Mr. Harris thereupon joined 
S.-C. The parting between Harris and 
E. Ed. Ackerman, the director of the 
W. S. A., is said to have been entirely 


The agents and managers are figuring 
on Kolb and Dill for vaudeville. They 
are now starring in "Lonesome Town," 
but the show may close its season any 
week from now on. 

Kolb and Dill would not mind entering 
vaudeville with one or more numbers from 
their show, carrying an abbreviated chorus 
for support. The magnates think the act 
would be preferable as an old-time 
"Dutch" number, similar to the former 
Weber and Fields' act. The amount of 
weekly compensation is also in dispute, 
it is understood. 

Grace La Rue has. thrown up her en- 
gagement at the Wintergarten, Berlin. 
Miss La Rue was booked over there during 
May. She has signed with "The Follies 
of 1908" on the New York Roof this 
Summer. The Summer contract was ac- 
cepted in preference to one month's stay 
on the other side. 


Jos. Weber, of Cincinnati, president of 
.The. National Federation_of Musicians, is 
in New York to advise upon the differences 
between the local theatre managers and 
orchestral players, which appeared to 
portend coming difficulties in the local 
Musical Union, a branch of the Federation. 

Mr. Weber addressed the Union at its 

meeting on Thursday. He is believed to 

have counseled that moderation be taken 
in the demands made by the musicians for 
increase of salary. Until July 1 the 
Union Ii«m I«i deliberate. 

An increase in the scale averaging 
about 12% per cent, for the legitimate 
houses and 25 per cent, for the variety 
theatres had been asked for. The The- 
atrical Managers' Association of New 
York in meeting voted to contest the in- 
crease. This brought about what was 
reported as disruption in the Musical 
Union ranks, and it was said a rival 
order would lx> formed by the musicians 
who were opposed to the increase being 
insisted upon. 

The strength of the new society would 
necessarily be recruited from the Union, 
as nearly all the instrumental players in 
New York belong to the older order. 

The visit of Mr. Weber, however, is ex- 
pected to smooth over any contemplated 
split, and in the opinion as well as judg- 
ment of the conservative musicians, the 
salary question will be allowed to rest for 
a while anyway, although it is possible the 
Managers' Association will be asked to 
concede the increase of the legitimate or- 
chestras which play seven shows weekly 
from $2.50 a performance to $3. 

In the variety houses where there are 
fourteen shows weekly, it is generally 
considered the continuous employment the 
year' around at the present wage, $2 a 
show or $28 weekly, can not, be seriously 
objected to. 

A prominent member of the Union 
this week pointed out the inequity of the 
increase asked by showing the preponder- 
ance of the raise was for musicians who 
were now receiving the larger salaries. 

Philip Hauser is president of the local 
union. Mr. Weber appears in the capacity 
of counsel or adviser only, according to 
the general understanding. The question 
involved only applies locally, and the Na- 
tional Federation is not drawn into it 


On April 27th, Hardeen, "the jail break- 
er," opens at the Empire, San Francisco, 
preliminary to a trip of ten weeks over 
the Western State Vaudeville Managers' 

Some weeks ago Hardeen decided to 
return to England, where there is a law- 
suit awaiting him. The legal engagement 
on the other side arises under a contract 
executed by the handcuff manipulator, 
who prefers showing on these shores just 
now to preparing a defense for the action. 


Ethel Levey's vaudeville "flyer" is not 
to be of very long duration this time. On 
May 10 she opens at the Auditorium, Chi- 
cago, with the Jos. M. Gaites organiza- 
tion, which starts an eight-weeks' run of 
"His Honor, the Mayor." Trixie Friganza 
will be a member of the same company. 


Boston, April 16. 

The plan for the Orpheum Theatre dm 
~ftig*~»;he i -eiBuiml a-~ w iL<ar-Iiefcfc~-ro£h.ivr 
there until Sept. 1 next, when William 
Morris of New York takes possession, is 
reported as the present policy of vaude- 
ville until about July 1, when moving 
pictures will be installed, the picture pol- 
icy to be continued until the Keith people 
vacate the premises. 

No confirmation can be had here, but 
the report appears to be authentic. 


The Wilmer & Vincent vaudeville the- 
atre in Altoona started this week as a 
picture house. This policy will be con- 
tinued during the Summer at least. 
Others of the W. & V. houses closed this 
week for Holy Week, but will re-open 
Monday. How late the season will run 
has not yet been determined, pending the 
return of Walter Vincent to his desk 
after a long vacation spent in search of 
restored health. 


Boston, April 16. 

A decided report is going about that 
B. F. Keith has said if the Orpheum, Bos- 
ton, opens as a part of "The Morris Cir- 
cuit" next season, he (Keith), will play 
ten and twenty-cent vaudeville in his Bos- 
ton theatre, giving the highest grade bills 
obtainable at that price. 

Morris secured the Orpheum under a 
three years' lease, commencing next Sep- 
tember. It is at present classed as a 
"Keith house," having been leased by 
Percy Williams and turned over to the 
United Booking Offices at the time of the 
Williams-Keith consolidation. 

It is also reported here that Morris de- 
clined to entertain a proposition made him 
about ten days ago to re-lease the Or- 
pheum at a profit of $25,000 yearly. 


Chicago, April 16. 
Frank Gotch, the champion wrestler, 
joins "Miss New York, Jr.," May 11 for 
the balance of the season. He was fea- 
tured with the show for ten weeks last 




The above Is a picture of P. JULIAN BYRP 
mid HELEN VANCE an !h«-v appear Id their 
original act entitled "HAPPY." 

Tuey open at PASTOR'S APRIL 20, tbelr flrot 
NEW YORK engagement In vaudeville together. 




Cohan & Harris Establish Minimum Rate at Which 
Department Stores May Dispose of Their Goods. 

Philadelphia, April 16. 

On Monday last Bert Cooper, the gen- 
eral manager of the Cohan & Harris Music 
Publishing Co., New York, came to Phila- 
delphia. Tuesday the trade here was 
talking about sales Mr. Cooper had made 
with the written condition that no retail 
sales could be made of their sheet product 
at less than eighteen cents per copy. 

This restriction is reported to have been 
applied to one of the largest department 
stores in the city, and one which has been 
accustomed to slashing prices on special 
days, having included all publications in 
its bargain sales. 

A heavy sale of the Cohan & Harris 
publications is said to have been made by 
Mr. Cooper during his visit. 

The above report from Philadelphia is 
so totally at variance with the general 
mode of disposing of sheet music now 
governing the music publishing business, 
that the germ of a new policy in the sale 
«f music might be discerned if the prac- 
tice of limiting the retail price to a mini- 
mum should be extended by the Cohan & 
Harris firm. 

The prevailing prices in the trade just 
now are causing considerable comment, 
and the present situation, with its many 
off-shoots, all bringing heavy charges to 
the expense sfde of the publishers' ledgers, 
has been the subject of deep thought by 
many of the producers of popular mel- 
odies. A number of publishers are re- 
trenching in disbursements, and for the 
purpose of obtaining a confirmation of the 
Philadelphia despatch a Variety repre- 
sentative called at the offices of Cohan 
k Harris. The concern was lately formed, 
and opened for business on West Forty- 
second Street. It comprises Ceo. M. Co- 
han and Sam H. Harris. Bert Cooper is 
the general manager. The stars of the 
composing staff are William Jerome and 
Jean Schwartz. 

Mr. Cooper, when seen, would not com- 
ment directly upon the Philadelphia re 
port, claiming it was a privileged business 
matter, but he did say the import of the 
message about indicated the attitude of 
his firm. 

"Cohan & Harris," said Mr. Cooper, "in- 
tend to conduct their music publishing 
enterprise upon wholesome business lines. 
We nre in business to make money. We 
enn't make money if we sell our goods 
for cost or less than cost, can we? I 
think that is a simple argument, easily 

"Neither do we intend to allow our pub- 
lications at a nominal price to be used as 
a 'bait' to attract customers, as has been 
the custom in large stores recently. We 
do not believe it adds to the reputation 
of a publishing concern to have its music 
belittled through a price set upon it that 
is ridiculous in comparison with the cost 
of production, and the prices which suc- 
cessful songs have brought in the past. 

" YJeo. M. Cohan' on a sheet of music 
will sell it anywhere, and he has turned 
out more 'sellers' of magnitude than any 
writer for productions I know of. Jerome 
& Schwartz have earned the reputation 
for delivering more popular hits than any 

other writers. With these names to con- 
jure with in the trade, and for the pub- 
lic, Cohan & Harris contend that they 
can set a price, and maintain it. Not 
alone that, but they can rule at what .min- 
imum price the retailer shall offer our 
wares to the public. 

"It's only a business proposition. We 
have the goods to sell and the people want 
them. We want a reasonable profit, and 
will not permit a slaughter, thereby pro- 
tecting the jobber and the dealer, insur- 
ing as well a profit for both, and we re- 
main secure in the knowledge that at least 
as far as our publications are concerned, 
we are instrumental in upholding the pub- 
lishing business at a healthy level." 


A new vaudeville house is to be erected 
on the northeast corner of 116th Street 
3Hd. ytf tt l jA venue, tpjbe ^conducted by a 
syndicate of Hebrew capitalists. The 
turns, so far as possible, are to be in 
"Yiddish," and the best of Hebrew artists 
will predominate. The plans are now 
being drawn by Schwartz & Gross, well 
known architects. 

The plot of ground on which the new 
structure is to be erected formerly was 
owned by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. 

The section of the city containing the 
location is the centre of a very large He- 
brew colony, replacing in its racial com- 
plexion the East Side of a few years 
ago. Emigration from the lower portion 
of the city has been steady and rapid. 
The Hebrews are being replaced on the 
East Side by Italians mostly. 


Broadway is laying in a supply of 
mourning colors. Even now the girls who 
address Jules Von Tilzer as "Mister Broad- 
way" are having their handkerchiefs all 
nicely ironed for the leave-taking, when 
Jules takes to the trail of the Sullivan- 
Considine circuit in the West. 

It was not with malice aforethought 
that the song writing man hatched up the 
"I'm going away from here." Mr. Von 
Tilzer had a sketch, and somebody 
"caught" him with it. The S.-C. New 
York office did the rest, and now Al Fields, 
together with "the gang," must look up 
another crony for the next three months. 

Jules leaves in about two weeks. 


M. M. Thiese, owner of "Wine, Woman 
and Song," has nearly a complete vaude- 
ville bill which he may place upon the 
market at the close of that show's tour, 

about three or four weeks away. 

Bonita, the star of the production; 
Alan Coogan and the "Ponies," together 
with a quartet, are three numbers upon 
which Mr. Thiese has set a lump sum 
which will induce a vaudeville tour, while 
Nat Carr in "The End of the World" is 
an individual act the manager holds for a 
vaudeville opening. 

The figure set by Mr. Thiese for the 
appearance of the three first-named is 
no light sum, and dickerings have been 
held between the managers and Pat Casey, 
acting as agent, over it. 

Robert Grau came back this week in a 
voluminous statement in which he sought 
to... explain hfe part in j* theatrical ven- 
ture in Fitchburg, Mass., which turned 
out disastrously for the artists concerned. 
Information furnished to Variety was to 
the effect that the artists had received 
only small amounts for their services. 
Grau contends that every one received 

all that was coming to them. 
' "To begin with," he declares, "it was 
not my company at Fitchburg, but I was 
authorized by George Herbert to enter into 
vaudeville ventures to the extent of 
$1,500. However, when, on a certain day, 
this backing failed to materialize, I was 
quick to cancel all bookings except the 
week at Fitchburg, which had progressed 
so far that I could not in justice to the 
theatre or the artists cancel that particu- 
lar week. .1 then arranged with E. F. 
Dunbar, who had the Orange Theatre, to 
take care of this week, and he went to 
Fitchburg and handled every penny. I 
have not seen him since. 

"He never sent me a statement until 
the week was over, and I now know that 
his purpose in going to Fitchburg was to 
unload on me the acts he was obligated 
to at Orange. The gross for the week 
was $448, of which I was to get 65 per 
cent. I gave 10 per cent, of gross to 
Billy Burke for Richard Crolius and Com- 
pany, and made up the difference of my 
guarantee, paying that act in full. I hold 
receipts for $198 paid to the other acts, 
and there was due at the time the com- 
pany closed $G5 all told. Of this I sent, as 
soon as I could, $20 to Gertrude Holmes 
and of the remaining $45 I assigned a bill 
of $35 due me from William Morris for 
commissions (Chicago ofFceJ to 1k» paid to 
Mr. Kreisel, who had $31 still due. 

"The 'sister' act which Variety men- 
tioned as having received $4.30 in fact got 
$15 before it left New York, and in all re- 
ceived $38. The balance due is waiting for 
them and they know it. The only other 
debt of any nature is $8.50 due an act 
that has asked that this amount bo paid 
when she reaches the city." 

Grau concludes with a complaint 
against what he declares is unfair treat- 
ment of him at the hands of Variety, 
and declares, "I have had one million dol- 
lars stolen from me in commissions in 
the past ten years, and if I had one-tenth 
of what I now earn, .and do not get, I 
would not be booking a show into Fitch- 


(Roy.) ' 

The present partner of JEAN BEDINI in the comedy juggling act with which 
the latter has been long and successfully identified. Arthur is one of the cleverest 
blackface comedians now on the variety stage. 


London, April 4. 
In the theatrical papers, George Foster, 
the London agent, is advertising himself 
as sole agent for ami who booked the fol 
lowing American acts, to shortly arrive 

in London: 

"The Futurity Winner. Die Rain 

Dears." "That" Quartet. Grace Hazard. 
Eddie Clark and his "Winning Widows." 
Chirk, Bergman and Mahoney and ClifT 

Julian Rose, now playing here, is 
claimed by Mr. Foster as on<- of his l><«»k- 
ings, and in the advertisement a com- 
plete list within a short time is promised. 

Mr. Foster also s;iys that "Big Novel- 
ties and Star Artists'' are wanted for 
America. He has been reported lately as 
booking with and for William Morris, the 
New York agent. 





The resignation of John F. Martin as 
treasurer of the United Booking Offices 
goes into effect to-night (Saturday), and 
Mr. Martin severs his connection with the 
agency, where he has held forth as treas- 
urer for some two years. 

The resignation of Mr. Martin is due 
to his advocacy of managership. He is 
interested in a vaudeville house at Perth 
Aiii'boy; has a picture place at Elizabeth, 
and lately leased, with C. T. OTOara, the 
property at Market and Beaver Streets, 
Newark, which will be a vaudeville thea- 
tre next season. 

The Newark theatre will be the centre 
of a large office building, and will entail 
an outlay of $650,000 upon the promoter!. 
It was purchased by A. P. Ordway from 
Philip Jackson. The building will cost 
$100,000. Plans have been drawn by 
Hughes & Backhoff. 

(yHara & Martin now operate the Bijou, 
Perth Amiboy. The new Newark theatre 
is expected to charge the regular vaude- 
ville scale for first class attractions. Its 
location is said to be the best in Newark. 
F. F. Proctor has a vaudeville house in 
that city at present. 

Jos 'Walling, son of the Keith -Proctor 
general treasurer, may replace Mr. Mar- 
tin as the moneyed man of the United. 

$125,000 HOUSE. 

Chicago, April 16. 

A new theatre to cost $125,000 will be 
built in Minneapolis this 'Summer, by 
Chas. H. Mills, one of the owners of the 
Majestic, St. Paul. 

A 100-year lease has been secured on 
the property located on Seventh Street, 
between Nicollet and Hennepin Avenues. 


Young's Pier, Atlantic City, will see 
Digby Bell, the comic opera comedian, 
next week. Mr. Bell will "break in" a 
monologue there. 

M. S. Bentham booked the engagement, 
and naa placed Mr. Bell for Keith's, Phila- 
delphia, the week after, with Keith- 
Proctor's 125th Street to follow. 







wm!' m 

(Georgie Kelly.) 

Mrs. Dan McAvoy is at the Alhambra this 
week, her first in the Williams' larger houses. 
Mrs. McAvoy first played as a single act In vaude- 
ville at the Gotham last September, where she 
was accounted a goodly slxed hit with her songs. 

Since tbcu the singer has played four consecu- 
tive engagements at the Murray Hill, New York, 
on Sundays, a record only excelled once in many 
seasons. The Pat Caaey Agency ia directing Mrs. 
McAvoy's tour now. 


Boston, April 16. 

The big fire at Chelsea furnishes the 
motive for an enormous benefit perform- 
ance, arranged by the Boston Association 
of Theatre Managers, in the Boston The- 
atre Sunday night, April 19. John Mc- 
Oarron, stage manager at Keith's; E. L. 
Snader, at the Boston, and James Fran- 
cis will have charge of the arrangements. 
Artists from every theatre in town will 
participate. Albert R. Rogers, of the 
Hippodrome, and the Boston "American" 
co-operated on a big benefit performance 
at the Hippodrome Wednesday matinee. 

Sam Renfrew, of the team of Renfrew 
and Jennings, playing this week at 
Keith's, lived in Chelsea, and when he ar- 
rived in Boston from Montreal last Sun- 
day he found his house burned to the 
ground and his family missing. He final- 
ly located the latter in Lynn, but they 
had lost everything but the clothes they 
wore. The household goods were insured. 
Mr. Renfrew did his act at Keith's all 
the week. 

There has been considerable dissatis- 
faction among the artists who proffered 
their services immediately upon the catas- 
trophe 'becoming known. The managers 
have "hogged" the credit of the entire af- 
fair, ignoring the artists excepting as to 
their necessary appearance. 

Some of the artists say they should 
have recognition, especially when a real 
benefit is to be given. 


Father, mother, son and daughter are 
the photos adorning the front page this 
week. Sam, Kitty, Clara and Paul Mor- 
ton comprise the Four Mortons, whom the 
cover page pictures. 

Together they are one, and have been 
starring for the past few seasons in their 
own piece, having just concluded their 
present season in "The Big Stick." 

On Monday they appear at Keith- 
Proctor's 125th Street Theatre for the 
first of three weeks in vaudeville. 

The Four Mortons left vaudeville for 
the legitimate, after having established 
themselves solidly in the varieties, dupli- 
cating afterward in the new field the posi- 
tion held there. 

The parents recollect vaudeville for a 
number of years back, while the children 
are as familiar with the stage as they are 
with themselves. No one need tell of the 
Four Mortons. Each is an artist, and 
they make a great act, with a distinct 
mark of individuality severally, whether 
playing in or out of vaudeville. 


Strong reports were around during the 
week that upon the close of the regular 
season at the Harlem Opera House and 
Fifty-eighth Street Theatre, moving pic- 
tures would endure for a summer run. 

The dates for the change at both places 
were not set by the rumors, but it was 
said they were not far off. 


The annual meeting of the Wnite Rats 
will take place June 17, next, when the 
election of officers will occur. Nomina- 
tions will be made two weeks previously. 

Up to date no one seems to be promi- 
nently spoken of for the office of "Big 
Chief," now occupied by Geo. W. Monroe 
as vice-president. 


Detroit, April 10. 

There are still thrills chasing up and 
down the spine* of vaudesilli.iii arou&d 
town. Last week at the Theatre Comique, 
where one may obtain the best seat in 
the orchestra for ten cents, was billed 
"Martin J. Beck, German Comedian." 

It was known Martin Beck, general 
manager of the Orpheum Circuit, had left 
New York the Friday previous for Chicago 
and it was whispered in dark corners 
the big vaudeville magnate intended "try- 
ing out" at the small house. 

The theatrical people flocked to the 
Comique, but it wasn't "the" Martin. This 
Beck is "Martin 'J'", and the "J" saves 
him. But had it been Martin . 


Mark Luescher has brought a suit 
against Joseph Weber, charging breach 
of contract. Weber, it is alleged, entered 
into an agreement with the present man- 
ager of the Orpheum Circuit's Press De- 
partment, whereby he was to be made gen- 
eral manager of the Weber Music Hall on 
Broadway. When it came time for 
Luescher to assume the duties of that po- 
sition, it ia asserted, Weber declined to 
live up to his part of the contract, giv- 
ing as reason that a prior contract with 
William Raymond Sill to conduct the 
music hall interfered. 


The cables were a bit busy this week, 
burdened with messages between Lykens 
& Levy, the agents, and Laurence Irving, 
son of the late Sir Henry Irving. 

Mr. Irving is playing in England in a 
sketch, and the agents want him to try 
this country. He may do so immediately 
if the negotiations reach a successful end- 

William Morris was reported from Lon- 
don, when that agent was over there, to 
have engaged the famous actor's son, but 
Lykens & Levy claim this report was er- 


The agents will go scurrying about for 
Lulu O laser after to-day. Miss G laser's 
contract with the Joe Weber Company at 
the Broadway Music Hall ends this night 
(Saturday), and the singer withdraws 
from the show. 

She was originally engaged by Mr. 
Weber for sixteen weeks at $1,000 weekly. 
This is the expiring contract. 

Nina Collins, formerly leading lady 
with Yorke and Adams, and who has been 
Miss Glaser's understudy in the Weber 
burlesque on "The Merry Widow," will 
take up the role. 


One hundred English girls have been 
engaged for the chorus ranks of the East- 
ern Burlesque Wheel shows next season 
by B. Obermayer, the foreign agent. Mr. 
Obermayer imported about 120 young 
Englishwomen for the same circuit this 
season, where they are now playing. 

English girls, says Mr. Obermayer, are 
less liable to leave a show en route, the 
girls coming over in "acts," and remaining 

The agent sails for England on April 
28 to remain on the other side for three 
months. While abroad he will act as rep- 
resentative for The Pat Casey Agency. 


Following the engagement of Julian 
Rose at the Coliseum (Moss-Stoll) in Lon- 
don,- -**£ 'srocki-t&c last of- his oor»rrmcl*rf .- 
four weeks in their houses, Mr. Rose ac- 
cepted booking at the London Pavilion for 
$600 a week. 

The Pavilion is a "Syndicate" hall, and 
is operated in conjunction with the Ox- 
ford and Tivoli in the English city. Mr. 
Rose sent a confidential cable to New 
York upon signing the contract, giving the 
amount of salary received, which is more 
than the Hebrew impersonator ever re- 
ceived over here as a single act in vaude- 


After the close of "The Girl Behind the 
Counter" at the Herald Square, booked for 
to take place the early part of June, 
Louise Dresser, now with the company, 
will play a few weeks in vaudeville, com- 
mencing with the Williams houses. Ar- 
rangements to this effect have been en- 
tered into. 


The Orpheum Circuit has booked Mmc. 
Mauricia Morichini, one of Oscar Ham- 
merstein's imported sopranos to play 
around its chain, beginning in New 
Orleans April 27. Mme. Morichini sang in 
"Tales of Hoffman" and "Faust" during 
the season at the Manhattan Opera House. 


The announceemnt this week by Jew- 
ell's Manikins of the fact that the act 
has worked nearly four consecutive years 
without losing a week, recalls the circum- 
stances surrounding the first engagement, 
and the subsequent flood of bookings. 

In July, 1904, Jess Jewell, the manager 
and deviser of the number, came to New 
York, with no assured prospects, having 
made the trip on speculation. Sam Lock- 
hart, who had Lock hart's Elephants at 
that time (which were booked by Pat 
Casey), introduced Mr. Jewell to Mr. 
Casey, asking the latter to look out for the 
Manikins. Casey secured the week of 
August 1 at Pastor's for Jewell, and from 
that time until the present day, winter 
and summer, in and out of season, Jewell's 
Manikins have been playing somewhere. 

The act is booked solid for one year 
ahead, and Mr. Casey stated this week 
there were sufficient contracts in sight 
now to keep it playing until 1910. 


St. Louis, April 16. 

The Garrick Theatre, a Shubert house 
turned over to the United States Amuse- 
ment Co., when Klaw & Erlanger operated 
a vaudeville circuit, and which passed into 
the Anderson & Ziegler-Tate & Middleton 
control following the K. &, E.-United "set- 
tlement," will again house the legitimate 
drama, commencing next season, 'tis said. 

Pictures have ruled there since The 
American opened for vaudeville. The 
American will continue the same policy. 


During the coming week sometime The 
Casey Agency will remove from the New 
York Theatre to the seventh floor of the 
St. James Building, where a suite of offices 
is being prepared. 

It may be a week yet before the "open- 
ing" occurs. 



In the route sheets issued through the 
Orpheum offices for the coming season, 
♦ be route calls in some instances for the 
new Northwestern time (Butte, Seattle, 
Spokane and Portland) to be played after 
leaving the Orpheum, St. Paul, first strik- 
ing Butte, and continuing around to San 
Francisco. In San Francisco, Oakland and 
Lob Angeles, two weeks each are given. 

The Press Department of the Orpheum 
Circuit has placed the cabinets contain- 
ing partitions for photos, letters, scene- 
plots, etc., pertaining to each act in posi- 
tion at the offices. They make an impos- 
ing appearance. 

About 140 vaudeville acts play weekly 
at the Orpheum houses during the active 
season. About sixty more are at the 
larger theatres in the other Western cities, 
and these are booked from the New York 
headquarters also, making over 200 acts 
to be looked after continually by Mark 
A. Luescher, who has charge of the press 


Chicago, April 16. 

Dan Fishcl, general manager of the Sul- 
livan-Oonsidine Circuit, has been in Okla- 
homa this week, where he arranged to 
add at least eighteen small houses in that 
State and vicinity to his circuit. Twelve 
are assured, and eighteen are looked for. 
They will be booked by Paul Goudron 
through the S.-C. Chicago offices. 

A Texas circuit is also going to affiliate 
with the S.-C. people, but no definite in- 
formation regarding this has come to 
light, although it may be the Lyric line 
of houses, which has some connections in 
both States. 


Portland, April 16. 

The Marquan Grand has been leased by 
Alexander Pantages, and will either play 
stock or vaudeville next season, under 
Pantages' management. The manager is 
rebuilding a theatre in this city, but has 
not yet decided the policy of either house. 
Only one will entertain the variety form 
of amusement. 

The Marquan Grand was the principal 
house in the list recently given out by 
the combination which had as its principal 
members, S. Morton Colin and W. W. 
Ely, who claimed they were about ready 
to blaze forth an extensive vaudeville 
circuit of small houses. The scheme seems 
to have collapsed. 


Up has shot the weekly price of Eva 
Tanguay's services, following the finale 
of her present contract in a few weeks 
with the United Booking Offices, which 
called for $600 weekly. 

A man connected with a newspaper, 
who has had considerable to say in the 
direction of Miss Tanguay's business af- 
fairs since she entered vaudeville, quoted 
$1,500 as the amount the eccentric singer 
would have to be paid were she to work 
for a week during the summer. The en- 
gagement was not closed. 

It was rumored during the week Miss 
Tanguay had signed for next season with 
the Morris Circuit. 


Toledo, April 16. 

A big convention of the Knights of 
Everlasting Pleasure was held at Toledo 
on Tuesday, when delegations from many 
subordinate lodges came here to assist in 
the inauguration of a new second degree. 
Four different halls were employed to con- 
duct the ceremonies, and a big banquet 
and vaudeville show were given at the Ze- 
nobia Theatre. 

The event was the big midnight street 
parade, accompanied by four bands of 
music, composed of members of the order 
only. All the Knights on parade were 
attired in long flowing robes of white, 
and the effect was spectacular. 

Among the candidates on Tuesday were 
George Primrose, Joe Hurtig, of Hurtig 
& Seamon; Harry Winter, treasurer Em- 
pire, and Bert Lustig, press agent at the 

The K. E. P. is a theatrical brotherhood, 
founded some years ago by Jimmy Barry 
and Al Green, leader of the Temple or- 
chestra in Detroit. The lodge has grown 
with remarkable rapidity, and is fast 
spreading over the country. 


'Wanted: A Cook," by Edgar Allan 
Woolf, is a new comedy playlet Hilda 
Spong has in readiness for presentation 
to vaudeville patrons. Miss Spong played 
a brief engagement in a serious playlet 
earlier in the season. 

Lykens & Levy have the direction of 
Miss Spong in her latest piece. 


Elmira, N. Y., April 16. 

Ground was broken this week for the 
new Mozart theatre. John M. Connelly, 
president of the Chamber of Commerce, 
turned the first shovel. 

The house will cost $75,000, it is stated, 
and when finished will have seating ca- 
pacity of 1,400. It is hoped to have it 
ready for opening Oct. 1. At this theatre 
will be located the press bureau for the 
entire Mozart Circuit under direction of 
Frank E. Tripp, a local newspaper man. 


Besides playing their excellent musical 
act, the Musical Avolos are managers 
on their own account, which circum- 
stance" is the" wait* of ustty - >.\>es --to 
them. Some few months ago the mu- 
sicians bought a moving picture establish- 
ment on Thompson Street, New York, and 
thereafter spent many happy moments 
picturing to themselves the substantial 
income they would draw from the in- 
vestment during "lay off" days, and other 
times of commercial stress. , 

Scarcely had the enterprise started 
when the densely populated purlius of 
Thompson Street began to fairly bristle 
with claimants for a share in the little 
playhouse. The presumptive owners from 
whom the Avolos purchased were Italians, 
three in number, and they presented 
themselves as the sole proprietors. But 
when they had been satisfied, there 
cropped up relatives, blood relatives, rela- 
tives by marriage and relatives by adop- 
tion unto the sixth generation, all clamor- 
ing for satisfaction and currency. From 
the number of claimants the place must 
originally have been run on the "com- 
munity" plan, with all the "Black Hand" 
members below Fifty-ninth Street finan- 
cially interested. 

The Avolos have finally given up the 
plan of living in the lap of luxury on 
their prospective profits, turned the whole 
business over to their lawyers, and have 
gone back to vaudeville to support the 
moving picture show. 


"The Talk of New York," the Geo. M. 
Cohan piece in which Victor Moore has 
held the boards at the Knickerbocker The- 
atre for a long run this season, leaves 
there to-night, and will close its season 
next week at the Grand Opera House. 

The reports of Mr. Moore returning to 
vaudeville after the legitimate engage- 
ment ends were sent to the winds this 
week when it became known his man- 
agers, Cohan & Harris, did not deem his 
reappearance advisable, inasmuch as the 
show will take to the road next season, 
it having played in only two cities thus 

Offers have been made for Nella Ber- 
gen's presence on the vaudeville stage, 
and Miss Bergen may succumb. She is 
also a principal in the musical comedy. 
Miss Bergen has been approached by Pat 
Casey for the vaudeville attempt. 


A. Hammerstein A Ftoducer. Mr. Ham- 
merstein wants those capital letters, for 
he is or will be a vaudeville production 
manager when next season rolls around. 

There is a number at Proctor's, Albany, 
this week, Ina Claire, who helped Harry 
Lauder while the Scotchman was at the 
New York, which Abie launched into the 
sea of acts. "The Submarine Girls" will 
be the next production of the Hammer- 
stein family by way of the younger son. 

Mr. Hammerstein says Miss Claire is a 
success, and that the "girl act" is a sure 
go. His brother, William, is a manager, 
and his father, Oscar, is somewhat of a 
producer himself in his own little way, 
so Abie is in right. 


The first of the legitimate production, to 

which Martin Beck recently announced 

he would devote his attention, will become 
a reality when Katherine Grey, who at- 
tained a considerable vogue in "The 
Reckoning," at the Lyceum, opens at the 
Novelty, San Francisco, April 20th. 

Miss Grey has been supplied with a 
repertoire of Clyde Fitch pieces, "The 
Truth" being the feature. Following the 
tragic death of Mrs. Clara Blood good, Mr. 
Fitch declared that this piece would not 
be released for stock for a year, in defer- 
ence to the memory of the actress. He 
had, however, previously given the West- 
ern rights to Miss Grey. San Francisco 
was selected as the opening point of the 
tour, because of the fact that the Western 
city is Miss Grey's birthplace. 

The organization whieh Mi** Grey will 
head is not a "stock company." It will 
be billed as Katherine Grey and Her As- 
sociate Players." The Orpheum houses 
along the Circuit may be played for a 
short season during the summer. 


Julian Eltinge in a recent interview 
stated that next season will positively be 
his last in female impersonations. 

Mr. Eltinge says he has accomplished 
all he planned to do, and wishes to re- 
tire at the height of his career. 

Four years ago when just out of col- 
lege, Eltinge went on the stage merely to 
travel, "to see the world," as he put it, 
which was accomplished by him. 

His next plan was to buy a country 



place and go to raising high class French 
bulls. He did this a few months ago, 
when he bought the John Henschel estate 
at Northport, Long Island. 

Eltinge has been offered a tour of forty 
weeks by the United Booking Offices, but 
will not accept vaudeville time, as he is 
to appear in a new musical farce dealing 
with a youth masquerading as a girl in 
a seminary; it is a "Charley's Aunt" up 
to date. 

Jos. K. Watson and Toma Hanlon will 
play a few weeks in vaudeville this Sum- 


The above picture is a likeness of 
BILLY B. VAN in his original conception 
of Patsy Bolivar. Now playing the Percy 
G. Williams houses. 

M. S. Bentham prepared a private en- 
tertainment for the Governor of Connec- 
ticut and other guests at Martin's last 
Friday. Eight acts appeared. 


"The Colonial Belles" is playing tlio 
Bon Ton, Jersey City, this week. Fields 
and Wolly joined the organization Mon- 
day, and during the week a new first 
part was put on. At the conclusion of 
the previous week, played at the Park, 
Brooklyn, several members of the cast 




Some one stole the $2 which had been 
hung up in the offices of the United 
ageuc> as a horrible cample of what 
might be expected when any one forwards 
the meagre sum of $2 to an agent as 

I^ast Sunday, while workmen were tear- 
ing out partitions in the suite on the 
eighth floor of the St. James Building, 
the "$2 Graft" disappeared. Without 
respect for the lesson the solitary bill 
taught, and its probable influence upon 
any "$2 Grafters" in the booking agency 
business, the Government's promise to 
pay was ruthlessly torn from its moor- 
ings. The frame containing it and the 
original letter were left lying upon the 
floor, which was accepted as an indication 
that the thief did not despise the lucre 
while without sentiment for its connec- 

The history of the "$2 Grafter" reads 
like an Arabian Nights tale. Some criti- 
cism has been passed that the innocent 
sender of the money, led on probably by 
samples of such proceedings she had heard 
about, should have had to bear the ig- 
nominy of having her name posted in a 
public place in connection with the al- 
leged attempted bribe, but the theory 
seemed to be it was the principle, and not 
the intention, which should be exposed to 
warn others not to attempt bribery — on 
the $2 plan. 

The letter and the $2 were addressed 
to Al Mayer, of the United Offices, and 
when the letter, with the money, was 
first framed and hung upon the wall, 
Mayer told the following story regarding 

"One morning while opening my mail 
' I found this letter, and as I opened it, a 
$2 bill dropped out. Right away I made 
up my mind to take it in to show Mr. 
Albee. I stuck the money in the letter, 
and put it in my outside pocket. 

"I forgot all about handing it to Mr. 
Albee, and didn't think anything more 
about it until later in the day a fellow 
'inside' sent for me and said, 'Have you 
lost anything?' 

"Then he gave me the letter, which I 
must have pulled or dropped out of my 
pocket. He said, 'You had better take 
that in to Mr. Albee, 1 and I said, 'That 
was what I was going to do,' and I did." 


Kansas City, April 10. 

As predicted in Variety a long time 
since, nothing will come from the indict- 
ment of hundreds of artists playing here 
for the past six months. The legal pro- 
ceedings arose from a wave of Sunday 
agitation. Over $400,000 was demanded 
and given in bonds for those indicted. 
Judge W. H. Wallace, in the Criminal 
Court, the other day practically admitted 
the futility of proceeding further. None 
of the artists has been tried. A Grand 
Jury was held in session for six months 
hearing the complaints under which the 
indictments were returned. 

The whole affair is termed by the local 
press as "one of the most stupendous 
hoaxes ever played in criminal courts." 

Richard Crolius has decided to give up 
his present sketch "Trotter's Troubles." 
April 27 he will open out of town in a 
new vehicle involving four people and 
entitled "Shorty." This will bring him 
forward in a slang character. 


Last week May Ward and Her "Dresden 
Dolls" played two houses each day, one 
located in Perth Amboy, and the other at 
Plainfield, N. J., fourteen miles apart. 

Two automobiles carried the act on its 
double daily journey, Miss Ward appear- 
ing at the Majestic, Perth Amboy, at 2:15 
and 8:15 P. M., and at the New Plain- 
field, Plainfield, at 3:20 and 0:20. 

Freeman Bernstein, the manager of the 
act, says it was a strenuous week, with 
only one accident. During a trip in the 
evening, one of the girls in the forward 
machine lost her hat. The driver stopped, 
and the rear automobile coming up with 
a rush, made a sharp turn to escape a 
collision, ditching the entire party, but 
causing no serious injury. 

The girls travelled in stage costumes, 
and the residents along the route gath- 
ered each time against the rail fences to 
watch the parade. The weather, especial- 
ly at night, gave no thought to the scant- 
ily clad young women, and often the girls 
appeared in Plainfield, going through their 
first song with chattering teeth to the 
accompaniment of the orchestra. 

Mr. Freeman claims a million dollars 
or so might induce him to repeat the ex- 
perience, but even so, he would insist 
then that the cash be deposited in plain 


Two or three of the large New York 

vaudeville houses may remain open all 

summer. Percy G. Williams' Alhambra 

will be one. That has a sort of roof- 
garden attachment, which makes the per- 
manent opening quite likely. Mr. Wil- 
liams will likewise attempt to play vaude- 
ville at the Orpheum, Brooklyn, all dur- 
ing the warm weather, while the Colonial, 
if it does close, will not do so until about 
July 1, it is reported. 

The Fifth Avenue, the Keith-Proctor 
theatre, is listed to be a summer house, 
continuing through to next season with- 
out a break unless weather in the sum- 
mer months forces its doors to close for 
lack of patronage. 


Brooks & Clark (Herbert Brooks and 
John Clark) have opened a storage ware- 
house at 439 West 31st Street, New york. 

In addition to the careful handling and 
attention which will be given to artists' 
personal effects, baggage etc., the firm i9 
prepared to build all manner of scenery 
and issue the same from their factory 
on the premises in accordance with the 
municipal regulations governing any town. 
They will either build or repair. 


The Romany Opera Troupe, augmented 

up to thirty people, has been engaged to 

open at Keith's, Boston, for a run of nine 

weeks commencing June 29. The perform- 
ance will take up one hour of the regular 
show. A different opera each week will 
be sung. The productions will be made 
by Alexander Bevan. 

The Romany Troupe will substitute for 
the former annual engagement of the Bos- 
ton Fadettes. That musical organization 
is now in the West. It lias appeared at 
Keith's Boston, during the summer for 
aome years back. 


The next vaudeville sketch to be pro- 
duced by Billy Burke will employ "local 
t*1*nt" to the extent of twenty people, 
and Mr. Burke has, while mathematically 
inclined, calculating on the Colonel Sellers 
theory, estimated that "The Strawberry 
Festival" must prove a great box office 
attraction in this way. 

The sketch was written by Charles 
Doty, who furnished "The Social Whirl" 
to the Shuberts. Mr. Doty will be asso- 
ciated with Mr. Burke in the production. 

Thirty-five people make up the cast. 
Of these, fifteen will be carried by the 
act, among whom are Charles Riegel, 
Charles Fisher, Flora Finch and Marion 
Willard as the mainstays. 

The other twenty persons necessary will 
be recruited from the dramatic schools 
in the cities played. All will have speak- 
ing parts, and while nominally "supers," 
it will afford them an opportunity for 
regular acting, expected to prove the mag- 
net for admiring relatives and friends, to- 
gether with their acquaintances, combin- 
ing to help Mr. Burke along in his ad- 
miration for Colonel Sellers. 

There will be no singing or dancing, 
but a brass band will furnish a finale. 
"The Strawberry Festival" tells a story, 
and will run thirty minutes. It will be 
ready for presentation April 27. 


Immediately after Leo Carrillo's en- 
gagement at the Fifty -eighth Street Thea- 
tre next week, Mr. Carrillo is going direct 
to his home in Los Angeles. Mrs. Carrillo 
will accompany him. The monologist will 
remain home during the summer, appear- 
ing only at the Orpheum in Los Angeles 
and in San Francisco for two weeks each,* 
coming East next season by playing the 
Orpheum houses along the route. 

For his final appearance this season 
upon the local stage, Mr. Carrillo will be 
assisted upon the stage by Ah Ling Soo, 
the Chinese magician, who will converse 
with Carrillo in his native tongue upon 
the stage, Mr. Carrillo evidencing to the 
audience his knowledge of the Chinese 
language in that way. 


J. Arthur Nelson is seeking to recover 
possession of two automobiles formerly 
employed in his racing sketch, which ap- 
peared for one week only in local vaude- 
ville. It appears from his suit in this 
State that the property was illegally 
seized by William Breitmeyer, of Mount 

Breitmeyer and Nelson were partners 
in a show called "The Governor's Partner," 
in which the machines were used. When 
that piece was retired Nelson secured the 
autos for the vaudeville piece with Elsie 
Williams. While the couple were laying 
off the machines were stored in a New 
York garage, and taken away from there 
by Breitmeyer, who came to the city from 
Michigan for that purpose. Now Nelson 
wants them back and has brought the 
matter into court, "for," he complains, "I 
have a bond which gives me the right to 
these automobiles. But you can't raise 
any vast amount of envy, or extract any 
enjoyment from riding down Broadway on 
a bond." 


The new local of the Actors' Union, com- 
prising 800 Hebrew variety chorus men 
and actors, was formally installed on 

Monday as a member of the Actors' Na- 
tional Protective Union. The ceremony 
was held in Odd Fellows' Hall, Forsyth 
Street, New York. David Barath was 
chosen president; Alex. Cohn vice-presi- 



Pottsville, Pa., April 16. 

Charles W. Milton has declared that 
this week's engagement is his last on the 
stage. He will retire to his home in At- 
lanta, G'a., shortly, after thirty years of 
work behind the footlights, mostly in min- 
strel organizations. Ill-health is the rea- 
son of h«» retirement. 

Thirteen years ago he was almost • 
blinded by the accidental discharge of a 
blank cartridge near his face during a 
performance, and his sight has never been 
wholly restored. He has been doing a 
blackface monologue lately. 


Carpenters, plasterers and bricklayers 
were at work this week on the eighth 
floor of the St. James Building, rearrang- 
ing the office plan. 

The artists' room will be 808, which has 
been the meeting place of the managers 
to route, up to the time a change in lo- 
cations of offices was decided upon. A 
portion of the room will be devoted to 

Upon Al Sutherland vacating his office, 
that will be made a bureau of information 
and for the use of the telephone switch- 


An action brought by Harry Pilcer 
against Hurtig & Seamon under an al- 
leged contract with the firm comes up 
for trial in the Seventh Municipal Court 
next week. It is for $800. 

The young comedian declares that Hur- 
tig & Seamon placed him under contract 
for five years, promising to put him out 
at the head of a show. They failed to 
keep this agreement, says Pilcer, and after 
waiting in vain for several months he 
was forced to seek other employment. 


Annual elections will be held the first 
week in May for next year's officers of 
the Actors' Union. All the present offi- 
cers are up for re-election. Up to date 
no rival candidates -nave put in an ap- 
pearance. In all probability the single 
ticket will be chosen unanimously. It is 
composed of Harry De Veaux, president; 
William Robbins, vice president; George 
F. Gallott, treasurer; George W. Reynolds, 
guardian; Andy Amann, Harry Cowman 
and William Bettke, trustees, and James 
Barry, business representative. 

M. M. Thiese has signed a three years 
contract with Willie Cohan, now a mem- 
ber of "The Rollickers" Company. 


Around May 1st, another music pub 
lisher will make tracks for uptown. Tin* 
Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Com 
pany has secured a location in Times 
Square, and will leave West 28th Street 
on moving day for the new quarters. 




Confine your loiter* to 150 word! and writo on on* gldo of paper only. 
Anonymc u§ communications will not bo printed. Name of writer must bo signed «r.a wuk 
be held la strict confidence. If desired. 

Boston, April 15. 
Editor Variety: 

Would you kindly appease the curiosity 
of a constant (non-professional) reader 
of your paper by informing what the 
much used "Billy Inman" expression im- 

In one of your issues you used it as 
"Hey, Billy Inman," and again in Variety 
of April 4, "As 'Billy Inman' says," etc. 

If an answer through your Artists' For- 
um column is permissible, it would be 
greatly appreciated. F. L. Shaw. 

[Billy Inman is a human being, good 
looking, rather stout, of medium build, 
reported to be a good actor, and generally 
working at his trade — but a teller of no- 
toriously poor stories; so bad, in fact, it 
does not seem possible anything could be 
worse. Mr. Inman was the first in late 
years to sit around the camp-fire or elec- 
tric lights at night, and with a serious 
mien proceed to set forth what he pre- 
viously describes as "the greatest story 
I ever heard," inflicting upon his listeners 
a tale without a point, while a few "cap- 
pers" about laugh uproariously, insisting 
Mr. Inman shall repeat it, which he does 
several times until the surrounding crowd 
dwindles one by one with intense looks of 
disgust. Since we believe nothing could 
be worse than Billy Inman's stories, his 
name is sometimes used for comparison to 
fully set forth .the merit of the allusion. 
Mr. Inman doesn't object, and although he 
has (not yet) became internationally fa- 
mous, that is because Billy has never been 
to Europe — but he is at Coney Island, and 
that will bring him into contact with sev- 
eral foreigners this summer. — Ed.] 

En Route, April 13. 

Editor Variety : 

In last week's Variety I see that a cer- 
tain Charles Van is looking for another 
gentleman by the same name. . 

There is another Charles Van in "The 
Three Troubadours," a vaudeville act. 

Albert B. IJaycM. 

Brooklyn, April 11. 
Editor Variety: 

Kindly find room for the following 
answer to Rawls and Von Kaufman. I 
produced a condensed version of "Handy- 
Andy" with my brother in the olio of 
Austin & Lane's Minstrels, season 1902- 
1903; also doing second addition "ends," 
known then as the "Famous Bros. Go- 

I not only claim the right to the above 
mentioned as I am now producing in 
vaudeville, but I positively have the 
right to use my own material and original 

I defy Rawls or anyone else to prove 
that I ever saw him work, or ever saw 
his act. 

Earl Qoforth. 
(Goforth and Doyle.) 

Chicago, April 12. 
Editor Variety : 

I take great pleasure in reading Variety 
every week. But there is always one 
thing that goes against my grain — your 
"Artists' Forum" page. That seems to be 

devoted entirely to the use of the "ham- 
mer" and "big stick." I know you only 
publish what you receive, but it seems 
to me if the "anvil chorus" would, instead 
of a continual diet of "lemons," hand us a 
"peach" now and then, it would be better 
for us all. 

Believing that you will give this space, 
I wish to say since entering vaudeville 
six weeks ago, that in all my experience 
of 23 years in the theatrical business, I 
have never met with more courteous treat- 
ment and respect than I have in this time. 
And I am not a "big potato" either. Just 
a plain, hard-working actor, who believes 
in doing good work and always being a 
gentleman. Walter Sanford. 

(Walter Sanford and Company; Sensa- 
tional Sketch Artists.) 

New York, April 14. 
Editor Variety : 

I regret to say in my last letter re old- 
time cyclists I negleeted to mention my 
old friend John W. World, of World and 
Kingston, who many years ago did a cycle 
act with his sister under the name of 
Venus and Adonis. 

I regret I have used so much of your 
space on this discussion, which, as far as 
1 am concerned is closed. 

W. E. Ritchie. 


The Friars are doing their utmost to 
prepare novelties for their festival at the 
New York Theatre on Thursday after- 
noon, May 14. One feature will be unique, 
it never having been done before in the 
history of the sta^e. A familiar scene 
from a standard play will be presented 
to all intents and purposes upside down. 
The action will be retrogressive, the last 
line being spoken first and leading from 
the usual climax backwards to the begin- 
ning of the scene. 

This burlesque will be offered by Bijou 
Fernandez and William L. Abingdon. 
They will give the scene seriously, merely 
reversing the action and the dialogue, the 
latter being reversed sentence for sen- 
tence. It will give either the balcony 
scene from "Romeo and Juliet" or the 
kissing scene between Master Modus and 
Helen, from Sheridan Knowles' "The 

Clara Lipman expects to make her only 
appearance on the stage this season at 
the festival, in a one-act play with Louis 

Under a Supreme Court order Witmark 
& Sons, the music publishers, have been 
restrained from publishing or selling the 
music of "The Rose Girl," the rights to 
which have been in contest. Harry Von 
Tilzer, through House, Grossman & Vot- 
haus, applied for the restraining order, 
claiming that the author had granted the 
publication rights to him. The court de- 
cided for Von Tilzer. The suit was a 
friendly one, brought to determine which 
firm properly should publish the music. 


Brooks and Vedder, the vaudeville team, 

are plaintiffs in a damage suit against 

the Southern Pacific Railroad, caused by 
their ejection from a passenger train on 
that company's lines near Reno, Nev. 

The players, through their attorneys, 
House, Grossman & Vorhaus, set forth 
that they purchaser two first class tickets 
from Reno, Nev., to another point on 
the Southern Pacific. They got aboard the 
first train going to their destination, and 
discovered that it was a full parlor car 
train, while they held no chair coupons. 
No one had notified them that there was 
no day coach on the train. 

They refused to pay an extra fee lor 
the trip and the train was stopped about 
five miles out of Reno while they were 
summarily put off and forced to walk 

The suit is for $10,000 each. It will be 
argued in New York, where the artists 
have residence. 


The Entertainment Committee for the 
annual benefit of the Actors' Union is 
putting on a first part for Saturday 
night's (April 25) show at the Grand Cen- 
tral Palace. Rehearsals were called for 
Tuesday afternoon of this week. The 
director of rehearsals was deeply puzzled 
when about noon the different members 
of Che cast began calling him up on the 
telephone and begging off on a wide va- 
riety of excuses. Illness, important en- 
gagement, "called out of town- una all 
the other stock excuses fairly poured into 
Union headquarters, until about 1 o'clock 
a gruff voice came over the 'phone say- 

"Nothing doing on the rehearsal to-day. 
Why? Going to the American League 
grounds t' see the opening." 

"Oh, piffle," murmured the Entertain- 
ment Committee as one man and there- 
upon reached for their hats. They were 
presently seen hotfooting it across Union 
Squaro in the direction of the Sixth Ave- 
nue Elevated. 


Hearing was had yesterday in the Su- 
preme Court of this State yesterday on 
the application of Francis, Day & Hunter 
for an injunction restraining Jos. W. 
Stern & Co. from publishing the songs 
sung over here recently by Marie Lloyd. 
The suit was brought some time ago, but 
has been delayed while certain depositions 
were made in London and sent hero. 

Shortly after Miss Lloyd's arrival in 
this country she designated the Stern 
company as the publisher of her songs. 
Francis, Day & Hunter, however, went on 
selling these same songs, claiming an 
understanding witn Miss Lloyd, under 
which thev were to hold an interest in 
the American rights of the music. 

Miss Lloyd asserted on the other hand 
that she had reserved the right in this 
case to designate her own music publisher 
in the United States. 

A vast amount of testimony was placed 
before the court yesterday, House, Gross- 
man & Vorhaus appearing for the Eng- 
lish firm. * 


Rock Island, 111., April 16. 

After the last performance Sunday 

night at the Family, S. A. Lewinsohn, the 

manager, fled the town, without paying 
any salaries then due. 

Lewinsohn has not enjoyed the regard 
of artists playing the house since reach- 
ing here. He had exhausted his credit in 
the town, and his leaving was probably 
the only alternative. 

He had been noted for questionable 
practices, and the frequent cancellation 
by Lewinsohn of acts booked after the 
second show was rapidly bringing him 
into disrepute. H. Sodini, who owns the 
theatre, claims ignorance of Lewinsohn's 
tactics and reputation. Sodini is a man- 
ager himself. 

The artists are playing out the show 
this week under the commonwealth plan. 


Chicago, April 16. 

Edward Biedermann, the studio manager 

of Daniels' Scenic Studios, in the Chicago 

Opera House building, has returned from 

a four months' inspection trip abroad, 
during which he visited every large the- 
atre and scenic studio on the other side. 

A condition Mr. Biedermann found 
across the pond, which struck him as pe- 
culiar in connection with scenic artists, 
was that some, who have been with tne 
same studios for from twenty-five to 
thirty-five years, receive no more than 
$50 monthly. In Europe all scenery is 
painted on the floor, as drops less than 
seventy feet in height are seldom re- 

Mr. Biedermann returned with an ex- 
tensive collection of valuable studies in 
sketches, photographs, etc., . gathered by 
him while touring. He will make prac- 
tical use of any information gained of 
foreign methods in the output of the 
Daniels' studios for next season. This 
concern has become a large producer of 
scenic equipment for vaudeville as well as 
the legitimate. 


So many things happen in Hoboken, you 
know, the news of Carl Lothrop and Lelia 
Taylor having been married there last 
week had not reached the St. James Build- 
ing up to the hour of going to press. 

Mr. l^oth rop is manager of Keith's, Bos- 
ton. On Wednesday evening, April 8, he, 
with Miss Taylor, formerly of Worden 
and Taylor, stepped aboard a D., L. & W. 
ferryboat, telling the driver to stop at 
the Phoebe Snow starting place. 

Then they came back to the Knicker- 
bocker Hotel and celebrated. The vaude- 
villians use the other side of Broadway, 
and the newly married couple escaped de- 

May Boley is doing a monologue on the 
Orpheum Circuit. 

The Constantine Sisters expect to play 
a few weeks commencing sometime in 
June. M. S. Bentham will secure the 


Norristown, Pa., April 16. 

Norristown shoves itself into the vaude- 
ville map commencing next Monday. 
Someone down here with a name which 
can not be spelled correctly without re- 
hearsal opens a new theatre, called The 
Garrick, next Monday, with a variety 

W. S. Cleveland of New York will book 


the seven acts and pictures. Prices will 
slide down from fiftv cents. Capacity, 
1^200. I \ 



The Pacheo Troupe has signed with 
Ringling Brothers for the season. 

Ray Bottomley has left the aerial 
troupe of that name and will go with the 

George V. Connors, manager of the Buf- 
falo Bill privileges and side shows, ar- 
rived at headquarters this week from his 
winter home in Chillicothe. 

Michael Coyle, railroad contractor for 
the Buffalo Bill show, returned to the city 
Monday, after a short trip signing up the 
immediate future railroad contracts. 

Dollie and Fred Ledgett open at the 
Hippodrome on April 27 for four weeks 
in an equestrian act. The Hippodrome 
will probably close its season on Decora- 
tion Day. 

Gil Robinson leaves the city Saturday 
to attend a directors' meeting in Cincin- 
nati. He will remain over to witness the 
opening of the John Robinson Shows in 
Cincinnati April 27. 

Frank A. Ogden, who claims to be the 
youngest bandmaster in the circus ring, 
will have charge of the musicians this 
season with Fry's Roman Circus. It opens 
at Johnstown, Pa., April 24. 

Johnnie Ludlow, who has been a clown 
for forty years, and for fifty years con- 
nected with circuses, has assumed charge 
of the press department with the Robin- 
son Shows, with which he has been as- 
sociated for years. 

The Geo. Bonhair Troupe sailed from 
Cherbourg (France) on March 27 to join 
Brown's Circus in South America. The 
act was booked by Marinelli, taking the 
place of Hassen Ben Ali's Arabs, who 
were expected, but did not go. 

It was decided this week that the 
Leamy Ladies, the feature aerial act with 
the Barnum & Bailey Circus, would travel 
with the • show throughout the season. 
The engagement was originally made for 
the Garden run only. 

The Dick Bell circus closed this week 
in the Orrin Theatre, Mexico, on account 
of the strict observance of the church 
days in that country. It will reopen Mon- 
day with a partly new show. Monrello 
Brothers have joined. 

London, March 28. 
Frank Brown sailed yesterday for 
Buenos Aires (S. A.) with a large com- 
pany, including The Clark Family of 
riders, The Tiller Troupe of dancers, 
Doran Brothers, comedy bar and diabolo 
experts, etc. Mr. Brown has again taken 
the Teatro San Martino, after a season 
at which it is understood he will tour 
with his circus through Argentina and 

Lester Murray began on Monday the 
task of billing New York for the open- 
ing of the Buffalo Bill Show at Madison 
Square Garden next Tuesday. Up until 
Thursday only special bills were put up, 
but on that day the Barnum & Bailey 


paper became "dead," and forty of the 
show's own bill posters were turned loose 
on the town to cover it up with Col. Cody 
lithos. A bill room was established in 
21st Street. 

France Reed and Frank Davis took pos- 
session of their recent purchase in Ports- 
mouth, Va., this week, and began getting 
the show in shape for opening April 23 in 
that town. Both promoters have de- 
clared themselves delighted with their 
venture, claiming one of the best one- 
ring outfits in the States. Davis has al- 
ready started the advance work. Reed 
will remain with the show, which will 
travel on the rails, holding to the Atlantic 
seaboard territory. 

Frank A. Bobbins has again shifted his 
plans for the coming Summer. The new 
arrangement contemplates a union with 
Sawtelle, the combined show opening in 
Passaic, N. J., April 26. The outfit will 
travel on the rails, being transported in 
eight cars. The corporation which former- 
ly operated the Robbins property dissolved 
recently, some of the equipment being pur- 
chased by Eddie Arlington for use with 
the "101 Ranch" Wild West exhibition. 
Sawtelle has been running a wagon show. 

Several acts arrived in New York this 
week from Mexico City, where they 
closed with the Dick Bell Circus. Among 
the number were the Bottomley Troupe, 
Holman Brothers, and Melrose, the rider. 
Just before their departure the show peo- 
ple became involved in the Mexican 
equivalent of a "hey Rube" row with 
natives and as a result Ray Bottomley, 
the Holmans and Melrose spent ninety - 
six hours languishing in a Mexican 
dungeon. But the time they spent wasn't 
a marker besides the money they spent 
to release themselves. 

Wilkes-Barre, April 16. 
A Ringling agent has visited the city, 
and while here signed a contract for one 
of the Ringling Brothers' shows to play 
May 25, but it has not been learned yet 
whether it is the firm's circus now at the 
Coliseum, Chicago, or the Barnum-Bailey 
show at the Garden, New York. The 
Barnum-Bailey circus is going to work 
westward, perhaps as far as the Coast, so 
that show is expected by the natives. 

Agents for Ringling Brothers' own show 
have been reported in other Pennsylvania 
points this week, indicating that the Bara- 
boo outfit will be seen in that territory. 

The Barnum-Bailey Circus is leaving 
the Madison Square Garden to-night, with 
the Ringling Brothers, its new owners, 
marked as showmen of astuteness. Even 
those who did not just fall in with the 
policy of the "Big Show" under the Ring- 
ling management, as evidenced by the 
first performance at the Garden, have 
changed their minds, and now do not 
hesitate to say the Ringlings used very 
long heads in coming into New York under 
the existing general depression as they 
did. With the amusement world crying 
in sheer despair over the poor conditions 
prevailing in and out of New York, the 
Barnum & Bailey Circus is leaving the 
Garden a winner. 

Buffalo Bill's Wild West will come down 
from Bridgeport late to-night (Satur- 
day), and begin moving into the Garden 
after the circus has moved out. Rehear- 
sals of the Wild West have been going 
forward at Bridgeport during the past 
week, under the personal supervision of 
Col. Cody and Johnny Baker, equestrian 
director of the show. On Monday evening 
there will be a full-dress rehearsal, and 
on Tuesday evening, April 21, will come 
the inauguration of Col. Cody's three 
weeks' engagement, preceding a road tour 
for the Wild West, which will practically 
include every section of the country. Two 
special scenic features have been prepared 
for the Garden engagement' only. A moun- 
tain avalanche and a prairie fire will be 
seen for the first time in any arena. So 
stupendous and difficult of operation are 
these two features that it will be impos- 
sible to transport them for production 
upon the road, and in their place "The 
Great Train Hold-Up" will be substituted i 
After leaving the Garden the exhibition 
will, therefore, be practically the same as 
last season, and the show will travel 
through all new territory, with the excep- 
tion of a very few dates in the East. 
"Football on horseback" will be a new and 
permanent feature with this season's 
show, and will be seen at the Garden for 
the first time in any arena. Other promi- 
nent factors will be Ray Thompson's 
Trained Western Range Horses, including 
"Joe Bailey" and "Irma G.," two marvel- 
ously trained equines; Devlin's Zouaves, 
A Holiday at "T-E" Ranch, Orapesso, 
with his lariat throwing Mexicans, troops 
of Cossacks, bucking broncos and scores 
of rough riders of all nations. 

Last Sunday (April 12) was the fourth 
birthday of the New York Hippodrome. 
Following the Saturday night performance, 
the company had a reunion on the stage. 
The notables were the quartet, who in four 
seasons have never missed a performance 
or a rehearsal, or been late. These were 
Adele Arnold, Emma Warren, Harry Cluett 
and Frank Miller. Out of the company 
of 420 people there were forty-three mem- 
bers of the original company — chorus 
men and women — who started with the 
Hippodrome when it opened and are still 
connected with the organization. These 
are Sam Baker, Harry Cluett, Chris Lange, 
Robert Minor, Frank Miller, Harry Rol- 
land, Bertha Cookson, Anna Courtney, 
Maud England, Belle McLean, Catherine 
May, Edith Wiltshire, Grace Williams, 
Amy Wogner, Caroline Wier, Florence An- 
toine, Adele Arnold, Jennie Bailey, Mabel 
Bliss, Mildred Belmont, Georgie Dix, 
Juanita Davis, Hattie D'Orsell, Ethel 
Earling, Albertine Holt, E. Lange, Alice 
Lyon, Mabel Mitchell, Josephine Le Roy, 
Maud Kimball, Mabel McKean, Eugenic 
Omena, Nellie Ormond, Angelina Pessione, 
Marion Pardue, Frances Ross, Emma War- 
ren and Helen Raymond. Eight produc- 
tions have been made at "The Hip" since 
it opened, and to each there has been a 
new ballet with elaborate settings. The 
big cycloramic drop which half encircles 
the stage has been renewed four times. It 
is 90x180 feet, and over one ton of color 
was used every time it was repainted. 
The grass mats have been replaced eight 
times, at a cost of $24,000. These are the 

largest stage coverings in the world. Each 
mat is almost an acre in dimension. Over 
two tons of paper have been used in the 
property department. Sixteen ground 
cloths have been used in the last tour 
seasons, each 100x140 feet, and costing 
$1,100. The purchasing department shows 
that 130,000 electric bulbs have been 
bought and used throughout the big thea- 
tre. Monday night marked the entrance 
of another season, the Hippodrome orches- 
tra, under the direction of Manuel Klein, 
playing a potpourri of melodies from past 
productions. The faithful quartet, who 
never missed a performance or a rehearsal, 
were entertained in a box as the guests 
of the management. It was the first show 
at the Hippodrome they had ever seen 
from "the front." 

The revival of the parade feature in the 
Barnum & Bailey Circus this season is 
going to be closely watched. There has 
been a great deal of idle discussion over 
this portion of a circus. For the past 
two seasons, acting under the instructions 
of the late James A. Bailey three years 
ago, the parade has been abandoned by 
the "Big Show." Mr. Bailey was looked 
upon as a great showman. He had studied 
all sides of the parade question, with 
years' of experience to guide him, and 
finally decided the additional cost the 
parade entailed was not equal to its 
drawing power. Mr. Bailey said that 
while the parade attracted the ruralites, 
with their families, after the procession 
they returned home without paying to see 
the performance. This point of view is 
disputed by many circusmen, who claim 
the parade acts as a great magnet for 
the country people, and once in town 
with their children, go to the show. How- 
ever, it seems to be the opinion that with 
the lapse of two years without the morn- 
ing trip of the glittering paraphernalia 
through the streets, an added impetus will 
be given to the B.-B. show this season 
from it. An impression seems to prevail 
that should the Ringling Brothers be satis- 
fied with results from it this season, tiiey 
may alternate yearly with the parade, re- 
moving it next year, reinstalling it next, 
and so on. One difficulty with a circus 
parade just now is to secure good drivers. 
Most are steering automobiles at a lucra- 
tive salary. An objection to the parade 
is always set up by the artist in the 
circus. The artist and particularly the 
foreigner, more especially so if a "pa- 
rade" is an unknown quantity to him, dis- 
likes the feature of horse-back riding nec- 
essary to his appearance in the line. He 
is in the saddle during the parade; at 
the opening of both performances (in the 
grand march), and quite often is tickled 
beyond expression to find he can travel 
the three or four miles from the railroad 
yards to the lot without exercising his 
feet, though he must ride. Sometimes, 
and it is not exceptional by any means, 
a foreign artist never interviewed a sad- 
dle until he struck the big tent. The 
women of the acts take part also, and 
file as many objections. For the coming 
season, through the sudden decision of the 
parade's reoccurrence, with contracts out 
not calling for parade appearance, the 
Ringling Brothers have adjusted every- 
thing satisfactorily to the acts with 
the "Big Show," it is understood. The 
situation was explained to the artists, 
"nud the managers asked for a middling 
co-operation, which was at once met by 
the acts in the same spirit. 





Chester, Pa., April 16. 

The closing of the Family has been an- 
nounced for Saturday night. The rail- 
road strike, which has occasioned several 
riots and has paralyzed business for ten 
days, is the reason. 

. On Monday Boom & D'Esta, the pro- 
prietors of the place, will commence a 
campaign against the numerous picture 
places, which, they believe, have affected 
business at the Family. They propose 
to offer a picture show of six reels, 
changed three times a week and running 
from 8 A. M. until 10:30 P. M. 

They have arranged to take the entire 
service of The Unique Theatre in New 
York, playing the new film subjects only 
two days after their New York showing. 
The reels will be shipped here by special 
messenger Wednesday, Friday and Mon- 
day mornings, as soon as The -Unique has 
finished with them. Two or three illus- 
trated songs are depended upon to length- 
en the show out into two hours. 

An orchestra of three pieces will work 
effects. The admission will be 5 cents up 
until 7 o'clock in the evening. After that 
the choice orchestra seats will command 
10 cents, the rest of the house being 5 

There are now six moving picture shows 
here. Boom & D'Esta believe that they 
can cut into that business during the 
summer, and .hope that by the arrival of 
autumn and the return of vaudeville to 
the house, the Chester theatre-goers will 
have become so surfeited with moving 
pictures that they will turn again to 
vaudeville at the Family. 


London, April 4. 

The exclusive pictures of the Grand 
National are about the best thing in 
that line ever done, twenty cameras be- 
ing stationed around the track, and the 
race shown from start to finish on the 
developed films. 

Operating saloons were on the train 
from Liverpool, and the race was shown 
at the Alhambra a few hours after it was 


The crowds flocking to the moving pic- 
ture shows given at the Hurtig & Sfea- 
mon's Metropolis Theatre in the Bronx 
last Sunday are reported to have required 
police assistance to handle. 

Pictures but lately became the policy 
there on the Sabbath, vaudeville having 
formerly composed the Sunday concerts. 


Cincinnati, April 16. 

With the close of the regular season 
moving pictures will be run at the Lyric, 
People's, neuck'8 Opera House and Ly- 
ceum theatres by Col. James E. Fennessy 
and associates. 

Negotiations are now pending between 
Daniel Bauer, proprietor of the Majestic, 
and the owner of another downtown the- 
atre, whereby Mr. Bauer is to secure con- 
trol of the theatre during the .off-season 
for a moving picture and vaudeville house. 

$90,000 FIRE LOSS. 

Worcester, April 16. 
The Gorden Brothers, who control a 
number of picture houses, had a loss of 
$90,000 in a new house and stock, which 
were destroyed in the Chelsea fire. 


In response to an almost hysterical de 
mand from exhibitors for more new ma- 
terial, all the film producers are figuring 
on increasing their facilities. The Vita- 
graph company has already doubled its 
output, turning out two films of approx- 
imately 1,000 feet weekly, instead of one. 
The Biograph company is also at work 
installing apparatus which will give it 
facilities for similar increase. 

This is one move to correct a serious 
condition in the exhibition field. In towns 
where there are two first class pictures 
houses offering three changes a week of 
brand new subjects (from the Edison li- 
censees), both are forced to offer the same 
show, because of lack of material, just as 
the Union Square Tneatre and the Unique 
(New York) are doing. It is hoped that 
with increased production of all the manu- 
facturers, this condition may be over- 


O. T. Crawford, the film renter and 
moving picture exhibitor, is putting out 
a big travelling picture show under a 
white top. The enterprise opened in St. 
Louis, Monday, playing there four days. 
The outfit consists of a central tent, where 
the main exhibition is given, and several 
side show tents. 

A brass band is part of the organiza- 
tion, as well as a male quartet, which is 
introduced to sing the illustrated songs. 
According to Crawford's announcement, 
the show will carry along its own electric 
lighting plant and during warm weather 
current will be used to operate an elabor- 
ate equipment of electric fans. A daily 
parade will be given at noon. 


An advertisement in Variety, in the 
paper for the past six months, caused con- 
siderable trouble to the Elect rograph Com- 
pany last week. 

The Electrograph Company is a mem- 
ber of the Film Service Association. The 
advertisement stated it was the agent for 
Gaumont's American films, and listed "The 
Persevering Lover," a Gaumont produc- 
tion, as on sale. 

The company was called upon for an ex- 
planation, when it developed F. Beck, of 
the company, had ordered the advertise- 
ment for six months before his concern 
became a corporation, and had also ordered 
a cancellation, which the paper declined 
to accept, no reason being given. 

A question arising between the adver- 
tiser and Variety, the advertisement con- 
tinued each week without change of copy 
until following the recent division in the 
moving picture business, a member of the 
association was advertising as an agent 
for an opposition concern. Explanations 
cleared the matter up. 

"Christmas Eve Tragedy." 

A few like "Christmas Eve" (Pathe 
Freres) exhibited around here, ai*d no one 
would enter a complaint if a censorship 
ruled picture subjects hereafter. The en- 
tire life, and objectionable portion, of the 
series occurs in the last moment or two. 
Up to then it drags along wearily, with 
no action. A sailor leaves his wife, who 
mourns over his absence, but finds en- 
joyment and forgetfullness in flirting 
with a teamster, who she meets while 
trundling some meal to a mill. He as- 
sists her for a short distance on the 
journey, and she coquettes with him in 
the doorway of the mill, returning home 
after evidently making an engagement for 
the same evening with her newly-found. 
Evening is shown; also a church chapel, 
while a minight dance around a camp fire 
indulged in by a crowd of both sexes fol- 
lows. The picture then jumps to "The 
Next Morning" (as per sign) when the 
teamster is assisting the young woman 
into his dray cart, in which they drive 
up to her small, squalid hut. They enter, 
and another shift in the reel brings back 
the sailor- husband unexpectedly. Carry- 
ing the net over his shoulder, the fisher- 
man walks home; discovers the cart out- 
side his door; has his suspicions aroused, 
and as he bursts in, the cartman escapes 
from an upper window, so quickly it is 
easily believable that is where he was 
when the husband entered. In small 
houses, parlors are not contained on the . 
upper floor. The driver jumps into his 
cart, pursued by the husband, who finally 
catches and beats him insensible. With 
the man unconscious inside the cart, he 
backs it, together with the horse, up to 
the edge of a deep declivity, filled with 
rocks and abutting from the ocean. The 
audience is shown the highly edifying and 
"educational" view of that poor animal 
being dragged backwards over the rocks, 
until it doubles up at the bottom, when 
the light is mercifully turned off. No 
one cared about the man inside. He could 
not be seen, but the killing of the horse 
in the heartless manner it was done was 
pitable, and what is more, there is .no 
doubt but that an animal was sacrificed 
in this way for the sake of the series. 
The picture is both suggestive and re- 
pulsive. It is as well conceived for chil- 
dren as an interior view of a slaughter 
house would be. Sime. 

"Scenes in Shanghai." 

When one considers that "travel books" 
command a staple demand in the book 
trade, it is curious that there are no 
more pictures of this sort than there are. 
When presented as this one is they have 
a big educational value, which is capable 
of enhancement by a lecture. This series 
shows scenes in the crowded sections of 
the Chinese town. Interest is held easily 
by the bustling crowds, the quaint natives 
being shown in their crowded streets and 
market places. Scenes in the rice fields 
and snapshots of the curiously primitive 
farming methods give the reel oddity. 


"Travels of a Flea." 
6 Mini. 

Pathe-Freres have turned out "Travels 
of a Flea" for comedy, and it is comedy — 
just once. Thereafter and through all fol- 
lowing scenes, including a chase, it be- 
comes a repetition. A trainer of a flea 
circus loses one of his insects. The pas- 
sage of that flea from person to person, 
with the subsequent twisting and squirm- 
ing of the new possessor each time, is the 
comedy, all joining in the chase which 
the trainer leads to discover his rtar per- 
former, which he eventually does. The 
fun in the idea is totally exhausted when 
the gyrations of the first person ceased. 
This appeared to have been appreciated 
by the announcer at the Manhattan, who 
injected some funmaking of his own by 
dubbing the various people in the pictures 
with the names of prominent profession- 
als,' commencing with Victor Moore, and 
concluding with Fay Templeton. The an- 
nouncer's comments were greatly enjoyed 
by the house staff especially, but "Travels 
of a Flea" has not a long road ahead. 

"Count of No Account" 

An idea that has been worked into and 
out of the newspaper comic supplements 
is here dragged into action. The story 
has to do with a tramp's masquerade aa 
a nobleman, and his attempt to win the 
hand of an heiress who advertises for a 
titled husband. The reel is mechanically 
well enough done. Two "hoboes" are first 
shown reading a newspaper in the park. 
They see the advertisement, hold up a 
real count and his companion, take away 
their clothes, and then present them- 
selves before the heiress, who does not 
look the part by a wide margin. The 
heiress entertains them at luncheon, but 
during her momentary absence from the 
room the pair get into a fight, tear' off 
each other's clothes and, disclose their 
ragged condition. A chase follows, end- 
ing in a short spurt over the housetops 
with a final fall through the skylight of a 
station house. Pretty much everything 
in the reel has been done before and the 
subject is too familiar to hold the essen- 
tial quality of surprise that should go 
with a comedy film. Ruth. 


Pictorial-Musical Melange. 
4 hours; company of so. 
Arcade, Newark, N. J. 

One of the greatest picture novelties oc- 
curred April 10. A company of twenty 
vocalists assisted. Manager Mum ford of 
the Arcade is responsible for the pictorial- 
musical melange, as it originated in his 
fertile brain. Briefly, the idea of "011a- 
Podrida" was the bunching together of 
all the shows given throughout the week 
into one four-hour performance. Fifteen 
reels of up-to-date film; twenty different 
songs and twenty-five musical sele lions 
are employed. The pictures are run off 
without titles; the songs arc snn^ nnd 
music played in the same way. miking 
it a very novel entertainment. To fur- 
ther the scheme, the closing picture was 
shown upside down. The large audience 
enjoyed the performance throughout. 

Joe O'Bryan. 




initial Presentation, First Appearance 01 
Reappearance id Mew York City. 

"The Love Walts," Fifth Avenue. 

William Abingdon and Bijou Fernan- 
dez, Colonial. 

Marie Dressier, Colonial. 

Georgia Caine, Hammerstein's. 

Four Mortons, 1 25th Street. 

De Haven and Sidney (New Act), Ham- 

Flavia Acaro, Alnambra. 

Okito Family,. Fifty -eighth Street. 

Byrd and Vance, Pastor's. 

DeVera and Wilson, Pastor's. 

Dick and Barney Ferguson, Pastor's. 

Laura Burt, Henry Stanford and Co. (i). 
"The Order of the Bath" (Comedy), 
ao Mins.; Full Stage. 

Whatever may be said of "The Order 
of the Bath," the place of action will 
have to be conceded original. It all hap- 
pens in a bathroom. Sounds rather 
"blue," doesn't it. 'But don't be fright- 
ended; it isn't at all. It's just a bright 
little playlet with several novel bits be- 
sides the scene wherein the plot is laid. 
Mildred Chipperfield (Laura Burt) and 
Capt. Lanticern (Henry Stanford) are 
guests at Lady Mintern's country house 
in Wales. Mildred before retiring enters 
the bathroom in a rather neglige outfit 
to take a dip. Slie neglects to lock the 
door, and the Capt., also of cleanly habits, 
butts into the room and slams the door 
before he is aware of the woman's pres- 
ence. She, as any real lady would, of 
course, orders him from the room, but 
in slamming the door a safety lock springs 
into place. Neither knows the combination, 
and their position becomes strained. Sev- 
eral different ways of escaping are sug- 
gested but to no avail. Finally the lights 
are turned off, leaving the couple in ut- 
ter darkness. The Captain manages to 
scrape up a few matches, and while he 
holds the lights until they burn out one 
after another, he professes his love to 
Mildred and is accepted with alacrity. 
There is much that is funny in the 
sketch. The idea of the couple sitting on 
the edge of a bath tub, making love while 
the man keeps a small light going, is a 
scream in itseif. It would be worth 
while trying to make the finish in ab- 
solute darkness after the last match has 
burned out. It would be new and in keep- 
ing with the rest of the offering. Miss 
Burt looks very well, and when content 
to overcome emotionalism does very well. 
She might dress the part more becom- 
ingly. Mr. Stanford as the Captain does 
the conventional slow-speaking stage Eng- 
lishman to a nicety. Elizabeth Paterson 
is satisfactory in a small part. 



Ethel Levey. 
Songs and dances. 
14 Mins.; One. 
Fifty-eighth Street 

Three songs — without the assistance of 
a "plant," by the way— and a bit of her 
inimitable dancing, were all that Miss 
Levey needed to establish herself in the 
good graces of the East Siders this week 
upon her vaudeville reappearance. She 
left "Nearly a Hero" at the dasino Sat- 
urday night, and stepped back into her 
established niche in the varieties immedi- 
ately. This time Miss Levey affects 

Zelie de Lussan. 


17 Mins.; Two. 


Direct from a lengthy tour over the 
vaudeville circuits West, Zelie de Lussan 
appears for the first time in New York 
vaudeville at the Colonial this week, and 
easily succeeds in pleasing her audiences, 
quite an achievement in the city where she 
registered her fame as the Carmen who 
stands second to Calve only. Accompanied 
by her husband at the piano, the grand 
opera prima donna sang four or five selec- 
tions, mostly new to vaudeville, and 
all enthusiastically received. In one or 
two where the lyrics were important, hav- 
ing comedy concealed in or about them, 
Mme. de Lussan, with her sweet mezzo 
soprano voice and perfect enunciation, 
seemed to hold her auditors enthralled 
while rendering the numbers. No restless- 
ness or shifting about made itself heard 
or felt. "La Paloma" greatly amused, the 
operatic star acting as well as singing it, 
while a "Spring'' song lent opportunity 
for her vocal brilliancy to assert itself. 
Barring a slight flaw in her very highest 
notes, Mme. de Lussan was in perfect 
voice, and as perfectly gowned. With a 
larger audience, what was a hearty recep- 
tion would have become an ovation. 


Sydney Booth and Company (a). 
Without Permission (Comedy). 
15 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Although the billing reads "Sydney 
Booth and Company" it is Doris Hardy, as 
Anna, the maid, who is the real principal. 
Mr. Mason (Sidney Booth) tells his wife 
he is going to Boston on business. The 
wife, who does not appear in the sketch, 
takes advantage of her husband's ab- 
sence and goes to a masked ball. Anna 
(Doris Hardy) also decides to take a lit- 
tle advantage, and arranges a supper for 
her sweetheart, Joseph (Edward B. Mc- 
Guinness). During the preparations Mr. 
Mason returns and asks to see his wife. 
The maid, to shield her mistress, tries in 
every way possible to prevent Mr. Mason 
from entering his wife's room. She finally 
tells Mason it is her love for him that 
prompts the desire to keep him from his 
wife. The man "falls" for the good look- 
ing maid, and starts a little love on the 
side, during which Joseph butts in and 
opens up a row. Anna tells him the whys 
and wherefores. Mason overhears, and 
throws them both out, which leaves the 
sketch in a rather unfinished condition. 
Miss Hardy looks very well as the maid 
and, aside from an awkwardness about 
her feet, does nicely. Mr. Booth plays 
fairly well at times, but for the most port 
his work does not satisfy. Mr. McGuin- 
ness doesn't do much with a minor role. 
The sketch isn't above the ordinary. 


■ 1 

brown in a rather heavy shade worked 
up into a frock of characteristically odd 
and wondrous construction. Her voice 
has improved amazingly since her last 
vaudeville appearance and her songs went 
extremely well. Rush. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Barry and Co. (x). 

"At Hensfoot Corners" (Comedy). 

17 Mins.; Four (Exterior; Special Set: 

10); One (7). 

The new sketch of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy 
Barry, written by Mr. Barry, has been 
p ayed all season by them away from 
New York. It is here for the first time 
at the Colonial. Other than the rural 
character assumed by Mr. Barry, there is 
no vestige of the former act clinging to 
this piece. It consists for a great part 
of cross-fire talk, with Barry handling all 
the points made between him and Mrs. 
Barry. The points are mostly aimed at 
New York, and it might be imagined 
that they are far better accepted outside 
the city than in, where each New Yorker 
is not sure whether to laugh or frown at 
a "roast" upon his home town. Most 
of the dialogue has been brightly written, 
but Mr. Barry was ever funny in his 
country bumpkin character. For the 
closing in "one," he has two new songs. 
One, a medley of song titles intertwined 
into a parody on "Marching Through 
Georgia," is a gem. The new member, 
William H. Barry, did very well in a 
smail part, and Mrs. Barry occupied her 
usual role of "feeder." The act is well 
and prettily staged. "At Hensfoot Cor- 
iers" is preferable to the previous com- 
edy playlet in use for so long. Sime. 

Queen and Rosa 
Acrobatics and Dancing. 
1 a Mins.; Full Stage. 

Queen and Ross open the show at 
Keeney's this week, and make a first 
rate number for the place. With very 
slight revision, the pair could hold down 
the same position on almost any bill. 
Dancing and acrobatics comprise the main 
portion of the specialty, and as long as 
the couple stick in this field they are suc- 
cessful. There is a song and some talk 
also. The talk should be done away with 
immediately. It would be better to work 
the whole act in pantomime. The woman 
looks well, dances nicely, and is a good 
acrobat. Her partner is equally pro- 
ficient in the same departments. They 
make an acrobatic dancing act above the 
usual run, and should frame their offer- 
ing along these lines entirely. Dash. 

Three Sisters Florence. 
Songs and Dances. 
14 Mins.; Full Stage. 

The Florence Sisters are an American 
act, although they could easily pass for 
a foreign turn. The girls show several 
dances with a pretty change of costume 
for each. The dances are all more or less 
similar. Their greatest want is variety. 
The dancing shown is of a good quality, 
but it becomes rather monotonous through 
repetition. The girls look well, although 
one is a trifle heavy for this style of work. 
A better finish than the tambourine play- 
ing should be thought out. The act will 
cause no great amount of enthusiasm on 
this side. Dash. 

Six Musical Nosses. 
"In Old Seville." (Musical Novelty). 
16 Mins.; Full Stage; Close in One. 
Fifty-eighth Street. 

The Nosses, always a capable musical 
organization, are here presented in a char- 
acteristic Rolfe arrangement — a pictur- 
esque background as a setting for a strict- 
ly musical number. The beauty of the 
Rolfe system is that while the acts pro- 
duced under it are surrounded with inter- 
esting incidentals, the main business of 
producing good music is never interfered 
with. It is so in "In Old Seville." The 
stage is set with elaborate hangings, drops 
and arches, to show a pretty scene in the 
Spanish town, and the five musicians, to- 
gether with the sixth member, a dancing 
and singing girl, dress "in the picture." 
There's tne end of the title. For the rest 
they do a straight musical act. A song 
and incidental dance are given at the 
opening with stringed accompaniment by 
the quintet. <?«xaphones come next, fol- 
lowed by a violin trio, and the principals 
finish in one after a change to military 
dress with cornet and trombone ensemble. 
Pretty, soft light effects add to the pic- 
turesqueness of the number, and the mu- 
sic is uniformly excellent. Rush. 

Majestic Quartet. 


14 Mins.; One. 


The quartet open in much the same 
manner that the general run of singing 
fours do with a "Rah, Rah, We Love Our 
Dear Old College" number, which shows 
the four possessed of fairly good singing 
voices, although the harmony was not all 
it should be. The men add variety to 
their specialty through accompanying 
themselves on string instruments. Two 
selections were rendered in this manner 
the first, "Morning, Cy," being the best 
the four put forth, while the other, a 
baritone solo, should be dropped without 
further comment. The playing on the 
banjos, if it can be worked up, should 
give the quartet a better finish than the 
one now in use. The playing on the in- 
struments will have to be improved great- 
ly before this can be done. The selection 
now rendered sounded more like a cornet 
solo than anything else. The banjos 
could be barely heard in the middle of 
the house. The men dress neatly in sack 
suits of a stylish cut and make a good 
appearance. Experience and practice 
should make a pleasing specialty of the 
number. Dash. 

Clifford and Raldin. 


15 Mins.; Full Stage. 


Travestied met -drama has been about 
done to death in the varieties of late, 
and unless it is of a very superior qual- 
ity is apt to meet with no great amount 
of warmth. Clifford and Raldin offer 
nothing that is new in "The Stranded 
Actor." It is the old story of the old- 
school actor meeting a tramp, pressing 
him into service to give a show. The 
usual routine of talk and business is run 
through. It is not funny or particularly 
well handled. The man who plays the 
actor is rather inclined to amateurishness, 
and the tramp is too gentle for a son 
of the road. The offering was received 
mildly. Dash. 




Adele Ritchie. 


19 Mini.; One. 


Springtime usually brings Adele Ritchie 
into vaudeville, and the weather this year 
has not overlooked the "late star of 'Fas- 
cinating Flora.'" The program calls Miss 
Ritchie the "late star." She was on time, 
though, at Hammerstein's, appearing at 
9:07, remaining nineteen minutes, without 
changing her dress. With singers on the 
vaudeville stage making from four to 
seven changes of costume each perform- 
ance, Miss Ritchie's neglect commenced 
to impress itself after the first few mo- 
ments. The dress worn on Tuesday even- 
ing was a lace gown of some sort with a 
pink covering, or it may have been a pink 
gown with a lace yoke; anyway it was 
a dress, and Miss Ritchie didn't change it. 
Above the dress was a hat, and Miss 
Ritchie didn't change that either. Her 
voice has changed, though, since last she 
met the variety audiences. That was 
noti"enble. There was so much pink sur- 
rounding her that Miss Ritchie's act 
seemed pale. The applause indicated as 
much. That was pa?e and thin. Even 
Joe Rosey, who made his fame as a song 
"plugger" when assisting Katie Barry, 
didn't cause a riot while helping Miss 
Ritchie along from an upper stage box in 
"Are You Sincere?" Miss Ritchie made 
an "audience" number of this. In a pre- 
liminary announcement to a medley, con- 
tained in the opening lyrics, Miss Ritchie 
said "I am going to sing the songs T 
have made popular," and then she sang 
snatches from popular song ditties — that 
is, they were popular once. "We Won't 
fio Home Until Morning, Bill," a new 
song, sounds like a nice melodic selection, 
and when some one sings it properly, it 
may be. To watch one "picture" hat and 
dress for almost twenty minutes, though, 
is expecting a little too much. Sime. 

Earle and Whyte Company (5). 


17 Mins.; Five (5); One (12). 


Earle and Whyte were members of the 
Americus Comedv Four. With the assist- 
ance of Arthur Lipson and two others, 
one a woman, they have built up a com- 
edy offering which should surpass the old 
act in every way. It opens with a street 
scene in front of the Victoria Theatre. 
Vesta Victoria enters in a "prop" cab 
drawn by a "prop" mule. There is a mix- 
up with an Italian organ grinder, who, 
after the row, is patched up ' and plays 
"The Merry Widow" waltz on his hand 
organ, allowing the mule and his driver 
to do the waltz. The scene in "one" 
is supposed to represent the interior of 
the theatre with Miss Victoria on the 
stage doing her turn. Mr. Whyte, in a 
burlesque makeup of the Englishwoman, 
sings "Goo, Goo." and "Mary, Queen of 
Scots," assisted by the others in similar 
costume. The opening was not working 
exactly right Tuesday evening, owing, 
probably, to the small stage space avail- 
able, but with the proper facilities should 
work out. The burlesquing of Miss Vic- 
toria's songs is the important part. The 
singing is uncommonly good, and the busi- 
ness introduced extremely funny. It 
gained no ends of laughs at Keeney's, 
and in a house where the "Poor John" 
favorite has played, should be a riot. 


Billy B. Van and Rose Beaumont and 

Company (3). 
"The Other Boy" (Comedy). 
24 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Orpheum, Brooklyn. 

Billy Van continues, as might be ex- 
pected to do a "Patsy Bolivar" comedy 
character, but, what is infinitely more im- 
portant, continues to make that very 
much overworked comedy creation ex- 
tiemely funny. There is not a great deal 
more to be said about Van's return to 
vaudeville. Miss Beaumont appears as 
one-half of a "sister team." The other 
half deserts, and "Patsy" is impressed 
into service under disguise of skirts, to 
substitute when a prospective "angel" 
calls. This very mild plot gives Van tin- 
limited opportunity to work the familiar 
business and permits the introduction of 
a comic song at the finish with a bit of 
a dance. A bellboy, a "rube," the prospec- 
tive "angel" and his mollycoddle son are 
the other characters. The Orpheum audi- 
ences found the sketch immensely divert- 
ing. Ruth. 


Fred Puprez. 


13 Mins.; One. 


Fred Duprez has been playing about for 
some time, but this very likely is his 
first metropolitan appearance, at least, in 
some time. He sticks pretty close to *nis 
songs and parodies, his talk consisting of 
only a few remarks between verses. His 
easy style of delivery is catchy, and he 
wastes no time, but goes right to the 
point, bringing them out with the proper 
sharpness. The material for the greater 
part is bright and up to date, two of the 
parodies being on the latest popular songs. 
The singer made his success more solid 
through his rendition of "Mother Hasn't 
iS'poke to Father Since." Mr. Duprez was 
a big hit in the next to closing position. 


Mollie Walsh. 


12 Mins.; One. 


Mollie Walsh is English, undoubtedly 
so, although not carrying the broad Eng- 
lish dialect that many of her sister sing- 
ers do. She appeared in three different 
costumes, sang three songs with three 
verses to each, ending with one which 
employed several men in the balcony to 
answer a catch line. Miss Walsh makes 
a nice appearance, but is hesitating in 
manner as though the,, work were new 
to her. It is a small turn, which, with 
time, may be developed. Dash. 


Springfield, O., April 10. 

Members of the National Vaudeville 
Managers' Association from Ohio, Indiana, 
Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland 
and Kentucky met here in annual session 

The new oircers elected are: President, 
J. E. McCarthy, Hamilton, 0.; vice presi- 
dent, William McShaffer, Monosa, Pa.; 
second vice president, H. S. Vail, Marion, 
O.; secretary, George C. Shafer, Wheeling, 
W. Va.; treasurer, G. Murray. Richmond, 
Ind. Directors: Proctor Seas, Cleveland; 
L. H. Ramsey, Lexington, Ky., and H. A. 
Deardouflf, Greenville, O. Amusement di- 
rector, Gus Sun, Springfield, O. 

Mike Bernard and Blossom Seeley. 
Piano Playing and Songs. 
20 Mins.; Three. 
Majestic, Chicago. 

Mike Bernard is the well known pianist. 
Blossom Seeley, formerly of Curtin and 
Blossom, a romping and vivacious sou- 
brette, is the other half of the com- 
bination. Both were discovered by J. 
A. Sternad, who arranged for their 
joint debut as vaudeville entertainers. 
Mike wears a bell-boy's outfit and 
Miss Seeley appears as a house- 
maid for a few moments, making 
two changes of costume. It is not neces- 
sary for Bernard to attempt comedy or 
sing. The opening dialogue is sufficient to 
introduce their respective specialties. 
With his piano alone Bernard could easily 
hold the most captious audience. His 
playing brought thunderous applause. 
Miss Seeley is chic and pretty, and scored 
with her eccentricities in songs and 
dances. The eccentric manoeuvre following 
the encore should be eliminated. The act 
depends solely on the individual special- 
ties of the couple. The comedy should be 
left out for the present at least. Bernard 
and Seeley are an absolute success in 
vaudeville, and should make a hit on any 
bill anywhere. Frank Wietberg. 

Edward W. Morgan. 
Club Swinger. 
16 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Empire, Paterson, N. J. 

Edward W. Morgan, a well known local 
boniface, made his reappearance after an 
absence of eight years from the vaudeville 
stage. In his earlier days he was con- 
sidered the world's champion club swinger 
at every style and weight. In his pres- 
ent offering he shows a good deal of his 
old-time skill. He opens in straight 
swinging with the intermediate size; then 
to the middle weight, finishing with the 
heavy weight club. This stands about 
four feet to the tip of the handle and 
weighs about forty pounds. At this point 
he leaves the stage to put on a pair of 
iron -soled shoes and a short coat. The 
shoes have wires attached that run up 
his limbs and back, down through his coat 
sleeves, connecting with two prismatic 
clubs of beautiful design, each containing 
a 100-candle power bulb. He stands upon 
plates in the floor completing the circuit. 
Mr. Morgan works on a dark stage 
throughout, and his club stand is deco- 
rated with colored lights and revolves 
continually. This effect, together with 
the illuminated prismatic clubs, is most 
pleasing. He scored heavily here Tues- 
day evening. Frank A. Eakinn. 

Gertrude Des Roche. 


10 Mins.; One. 

Majestic, Chicago. 

The last time Miss Des Roche played 
here was in a sketch with Charles Wayne. 
This is her initial appearance as a single 
act. She is a pretty and charming girl, 
and sings in a peculiar girlish voice. In 
fact, so odd and piquant is her style that 
if she continues in vaudeville next season 
she will have imitators. For her third 
song she wore a white satin knickerbocker 
suit, which gave her a very neat appear- 
ance, but if it were her intention to im- 
personate a boy, according to the song, 
her feminine personality and charm were 
too evident. Frank Wiesberg. 

J. Ludwig Henning and John Ludwig. 
"A Modern Experiment." 
20 Mins.; Four (Interior). 
Majestic, Johnstown, Pa. (April 10). 

The story is of a club man and bachelor 
deciding to spend New Year's Eve at home. 
He is visited there by a seedy individual 
with a Hebrew name and dialect, who 
offers him his "Nerve Stimulant" tablets. 
By taking and concentrating one's mind 
on certain pleasures, the latter appear to 
happen. The bachelor is skeptical, but 
tries a tablet out of sheer curiosity. He 
soon is in a reverie, entertaining imaginary 
girls, and secures a phantom "souse," fall- 
ing into a stupor. The tablet vendor re- 
turns, robs the house, and shows the 
"Nerve Stimulant" to be plain "knockout" 
drops. The bachelor awakes as New 
Year's is ushered in, with a "big head" 
and a small purse. Some portions of the 
sketch are trite, but the main idea, that 
yt the "knockout drops," is novel. Both 
actors are amateurs. With some coach- 
ing and elision of parts, the sketch ought 
to pass. Jetticam. 

Marie Dressier reappears at the Colonial 
next week. 


The following letter was sent out this 
week to the various associations of vaude- 
ville artists, in America and Europe, rela- 
tive to the supplying of artists inexpen- 
sively with photos in hundreds, the full 
particulars having been published in Va- 
riety last week: 

"April 13th, 1908. 

"Ksteemed Sir: 

"Fur tbe better me it of co Millions and to aasliit 
local man-Bern and local newspaper men, I have 
started a movement, which, with the co-operation 
of your members, will be of immense value to all. 

"It la for fear that the object and Intent of 
this plan be mlsunderatood that I addreaa yon, 
and hi the hopes that you will uae your efforts to 
help us explain tbe benefits and develop the sys- 

"Lack of photographs from all acta, large and 
small, baa been a big handicap end canned a 
general complaint everywhere througbont the cir- 

"To assist both the artist and onr local staffs* 
I bave Inaugurated at a very big expense a tbor- **» 
ough and efficient Ge.ieral Press Bareau, and 
tbrough tula well equipped medium I hope to de- 
velop every possible mea is of exploiting every 
act, and also to assist every artist in getting the 
best out of hla offering. 

GRAPHS without his help. And this la a moat 
important factor. 

"It. la estimated that one hnndred are required 
for the Western Circuit, aa many given to the 
papers cannot be reclaimed. 

"To assist in finding a way toward supplying 
thla number at a very reasonable coat, I bare 
proposed a novel plan, which tbe encloaed folder 
will explain, and any who wish may avail them- 
aelvea of It. 

"But, it Is not Imperative nor even suggested 
that they order their photoa through tbe avenue 
we set forth* In our announcement, providing they 
prefer' their own photographers. They can. of 
course, he gotten wherever they like. What we 
want Is results and by neglecting to provide suit- 
able photographs we are placed at a great In- 
convenience and loss. 

"Therefore we urge you to impress upon your 
members the vital Importance of thla fact and to 
ask them to cooperate with ns at once. Any 
artist liooked who does not understand our plan 
can be advised by writing this department or by 
a personal call. 

"Thanking you for your attention to this matter 
and wishing your organization every success, I 
am very truly yours, 

"(Signed) MARTIN BECK." 


New Orleans, April 16. 
Sydne Shields, a local actress, loft this 
city on last Saturday for Louisville, Ky., 
where she was summoned to take the lead- 
in©; female role in Charles Hawtry's 
sketch, "Compromise!," Mr. Hawtry's 
leading lady having been obliged to give 
up the part through illness. 





It isn't often a comedy tinging quartet 
closes a show in a New York house. The 
sight of The Avon Comedy Four march- 
ing on the stage at 11:10 was a novelty. 
Their act, "The New Teacher," held the 
audience, however, and the strength of the 
rough comedy number was pointedly 
brought out, as it made an excellent 
closer for a bill containing a deal of com- 
edy, without much variety — and no acro- 

The double-dyed hit was William Rock 
and Maude Fulton. Anyone who imagines 
this is a "singing and dancing act" ought 
to take a good long look. It is one of the 
best planned numbers in vaudeville, and 
not alone throws Mr. Rock forward as an 
exceptional dancer, but a pantomimist of 
the best, and a comedian of the calibre 
needed and enjoyed. 

The extended program billing has been 
removed, a simple announcement with 
Frank Pallma listed as the act's own musi- 
cal director being given on the program. 
It is much better than informing the house 
what's next. Miss Fulton is a real actress 
now. Tutelage hat done wonders for her. 
She could fill any youthful part, and in 
the sketch is a corking comedienne, and' a 
dancer of Rock's grade. A "dancing melo- 
drama 1 ' for an encore is one of the fun- 
niest bits shown this season. All of Rock 
and Fulton's encores are funny. 

Two single acts (women) were on the 
program — Adele Ritchie (New Acts), and 
Trixie Friganza. Miss Friganza, with her 
extern, and breezy manner in front of the 
Han>mersteiners easily carried off the bur- 
den of approval, although she made of 
"Sinarty" a song for the "audience." It 
is properly a "kid" duet, but Miss Fri- 
ganza bridged this detail by moving to the 
other side of , the stage whenever she 
changed the character. 

Joe -Welch and Company in "At Ellis 
Island" showed to Forty-second Street in 
a,, serious role, while the crowd seemed to 
expect Hebrew jokes. It was a trifle dila- 
tory in catching Mr. Welch's Italian, but 
the meeting between him and Gertrude 
Wolfe (as the immigrant wife) brought 
the applause at the finale. 

Stat a person in the theatre left it 
while Fields and Ward were in sight. This 
*■* close to eleven o'clock. Mr. Fields 
lost an opportunity to call the attention 
of the "guests" in the rear of the house to 
this. Hammerstein's is the third succes- 
sive week for the act this season. And 
it is a good act, too. Anybody downtown 
would furnish an affidavit to that effect. 
A parody on "The Merry Widow"; an- 
other on "She's Ma Daisy," and the final 
selection about when one's "In Vodeville" 
made Fields and Ward sound like a new 
act — almost. ' 

Mayme Remington had her "picks" 
dressed up for "Under the Matzos Tree," 
and did extremely well in second place, 
while Lyons and Parke finished strong with 
a dance in the opening position, almost 
making a record in this house for applause 
received for that position. There is a 
harpist who sings besides playing solos 
and giving imitations on the instrument, 
while the other youngster vocalizes also. 
It is a nice number, although why the news- 
boy should call the musician a "Wap" 
Isn't explained. It isn't funny, and "Wap" 
isn't popular yet. Tom Nawn and Com- 
pany played "Pat and the Genii" once 
more. The audience laughed. Stmt. 


One may easily imagine that when the 
Bessie Vaidare bicycle troupe opens the 
show there has to be a good bill behind it 
to keep up the pace. That's the sort of 
entertainment the Fifty-eighth Street is 
offering this week. There is one spot 
where the interest dies down for a mo- 
ment, but the show picks up immediately 
and goes through to a splendid close in 
the uproarious comedy turn of Spissel 
Brothers and Mack. The drop occurs in 
"High Life in Jail." 

The Ren Shields burlesque can scarce- 
ly be said to have worked out its early 
promise. In its fourth week, it stands 
just as it did at the beginning. With the 
exception of William Mack, the cast is 
almost without a comedian of individual 
merit. And even Mack is losing some- 
thing of his unction, owing perhaps to 
the realization that he bears the entire 
burden, and appears to be forcing his fun- 

Bob Dailey and Company scored more 
fat laughs per line than the rest of the 
bill. The riotous, rough-house business of 
'Tun on a Trolley" does not cover worn- 
out ground, and in the novelty of its non- 
sense there is excuse enough for its being. 
Dailey keeps the fun a -bubble with an in- 
finite variety of clown tricks, including a 
passionate burst of Warfield's "If you 
don't vand id," etc., when a passenger re- 
fuses to pay his fare. It does seem, how- 
ever, that, now that Mr. Dailey and his 
organization have joined the exalted com- 
pany of "regulars," a proper setting should 
be supplied for the turn. The present 
trolley car bears the same relation of 
realism to an actual car as a kid's soap 
box cart does to an automobile. 

The Vaidare Troupe are sporting two 
new sets of costumes. They open in a 
black velvet, short-skirted princess ar- 
rangement that is distinctly smart, and 
during an exhibition of single riding by 
the boy of the organization, change to 
red knickers and blouses. They have 
worked out several intricate new team for- 
mations, and one or two changes in the 
personnel has bettered the average of 
youthful good looks among the girls.* • 

Knight Brothers and Sawtelle had No. 2 
place, scoring strongly with their eccen- 
tric dancing. Trifling bits of dialogue bob 
up at several points, but the trio never 
let the talk run for more than a minute, 
keeping to the excellent dancing as much 
as possible, with a song or two for variety. 
All three are capital dancers, and their 
offering filled an entertaining quarter of 
an hour. 

Frank Fogarty, with only his two songs 
snd the batch of stories that have been 
responsible for his rapid rise to feature 
importance, held the next to closing place. 
The political speech was not embodied in 
the routine this week, but the collection 
of limericks that form his closing song 
made an adequate finish following upon 
the enthusiastic reception given his 

Spissel Brothers and Mack closed the 
show. Fast and utterly reckless comedy 
tumbling is depended upon for laughs, but 
this part of the number is backed up by 
the really clever clown pantomime of the 
waiter, who has a quantity of admirable 

Ethel Levey, just returned from musical 
comedy, and The Six Musical Nosses in 
"In Old iFeville," are under New Acts. 



The bill at Pastor's is strongly flavored 
with comedy this week, although it 
doesnt work exactly as it should in all 
cases. Many of the comedians and much 
of the fun pass through without causing 
any great amount of laughter. 

Manley and Sterling in a quiet little 
slang skit called "Kid Hickey," did about 
as well as anything on the bill, and they 
were down next to closing, following all 
the other comedy turns. Morris Manley, 
as the "hick" pugilist, is quiet and artistic 
in his manner, getting his slang off in 
good shape and making the most of it. 
One expression used frequently, "She's a 
Good Kid," always won a strong laugh. 
Dolly Sterling, in a becoming red riding 
habit, made a pretty picture, and feeds 
the comedian nicely. 

Arthur Yule and Company present 
"Willie's Visit," which is nothing more 
than a conversation between Mr. Yule 
and Alice Simpson, with a song or two, 
and a few imitations thrown in. Mr. 
Yule gives several good imitations, that 
of the musical glasses being especially 
realistic Miss Simpson is a good looking 
soubrette. with a pleasing singing voice. 
Her songs made a real hit, "Stingy" being 
especially well liked. 

Teed and Lazell are back at the house 
with their offering changed about a trifle, 
and very much for the better. The act 
runs along smoothly with plenty of 
bright lines introduced, which caught on. 
The second half of the offering has been 
bolstered up, and is now more in keeping. 

Gardner and Golder are using the same 
line of talk they used on their several 
previous visits to the house. It is still 
the weak portion and should be improved 
or done away with entirely to make room 
for more of the first class singing. 

Harry and Mae Howard are also suffer- 
ing through a lack Of good bright talk. 
In the dancing department there is noth- 
ing that could be desired, but the talk is 
pulling the act down. Both are first-rate 
dancers, and it is too bad the really un- 
important part should be allowed to inter- 

Cramer and .Young are in a poor way 
with their comedy. The blackface end 
of the team is not capable of handling 
lines, and until he becomes more proficient 
the talk should be dropped. The pair 
show some good hard shoe dancing, the 
comedian getting some good effects, with 
a loose sole arrangement, away from the 
usual run. 

The Aerial Valadons have a neat wire 
act employing both the slack and tight. 
The specialty runs only about seven min- 
utes, and while nothing startling is dis- 
closed, makes good entertainment. 

Mr. and Mrs. Nick Hughes are old-tim- 
ers at Pastor's and the old darky of 
Mr. Hughes is always sure of a warm re- 
ception. The Omega Trio' put over a bunch 
of roughhouse comedy that landed in 
spots and missed in others. The comedy 
comes from the German end of the trio, 
snd is derived for the most part from 
slapstick methods. 

Laura Burt, Henry Stanford and Com- 
pany, Clifford ' and Raldin, and Mollie 
Walsh will be found under New Acts. Al 
and Billy Belford were billed but did not 
show, Jordon and Brauneck replacing 
them. Da§h. 


Sam Scribner has instructed his attor- 
ney to proceed against Clarence Wilbur,, 
claiming that the latter's act, "Examina- 
tion Day at School" is an infringement 
upon a copyrighted piece owned by him 
(Scribner) and produced in Buffalo dur- 
ing the Pan-American Exposition under 
the title "The Devil's Daughter." Scrib- 
ner claims to have purchased the manu- 
script of thjs production from John R. 
Sterling, of Buffalo, who staged it orig- 
inally. • 



Pittsburg, April 16. 

At the opening performance, April 6, of 
The Lid Lifters" at the Gayety, Collins 
and La Belle left the theatre without no- 
tice, thereby badly marring the perform- 
ance, as Collins was playing important 
parts. H. S'. Woodhull, manager of the 
show, assumed the parts, and the show 
was given. 

At 8:05 P. M. the same day Collins and 
Le Belle appeared at the theatre with con- 
stables with a warrant for H. S. Woodhull' 
on the technical charge of larceny, as Mr. 
Woodhull held their baggage for salary 
advanced, and also in lieu of the two- 
weeks' notice, as per contract. 

Hyde & Behman gave bond, and Wood- 
hull was allowed to continue in the play. 
Had Woodhull been unable to secure- 
bondsmen the theatre would have been 
obliged to close. 

At the trial the next morning counsel 
friendly to the manager said: 

"Your only redress is to enter civil suit; 
this will cause the traveling manager to* 
give bond, return to Pittsburg several 
weeks later, and probably lose his case, all 
at a great expense. The two weeks- 
clause in contract is useless otherwise. 
The employe can quit at will. Advance 
salary is entirely at the risk of the man- 
ager. You cannot get out attachments for 
their effects, and have no redress but civil 
suit, as above. Collins and La Belle can 
demand and obtain their effects." 


Fort Wayne, Ind., April 16. 
The Columbian Amusement Company, 
who claim to have twenty-five vaudeville 
houses of the popular grade in the Middle 
West, have purchased a site here and an- 
nounce their intention of building a new 
theatre to seat 1,000 at a cost of $35,000. 
The concern has just opened a booking 
office in Chicago, according to an an- 
nouncement here. The circuit was for- 
merly supplied by the Henderson Ex- 
change in Chicago. 


Cincinnati, April 16. 

The police have summarily closed "The 
Buckeye," on Vine Street, having found 
it in an unsafe and unsanitary condition. 
It has lately been used as a place for 
"stock burlesque." It was one of the last 
survivals of the "free and easies" that 
held forth here in the days when Cincin- 
nati was "wide open." 

A recent inspection of the building de- 
partment disclosed that the beams under 
the stage were rotten and unsafe, and that 
gasoline was stored underneath. 

It will not be permitted to reopen until 
it has been entirely remodeled. 




A revised version of "The Press Agent/' 
in which Peter F. Dailey once starred 
with inconspicuous success, has been 
-worked out into an admirable burlesque 
•entertainment. At the Dewey last week 
it made one of the best laughing shows 
that has visited Fourteenth Street in 
.some time. 

The company is well selected, particu- 
larly in the matter of choristers. Shep- 
pard Gamp is featured on the program, 
but he is far from having everything his 
own way. Jim Diamond is equally promi- 
nent in the riotous funmaking, and 
Andy McLeod, after being somewhat in 
the background during the opening piece, 
jumped with both feet into the fore with 
an olio specialty, and stayed there until 
the .final curtain, having a good deal to 
do with a capital military travesty in the 

Aside from the comedians, Billy Flemen 
made a strong bid for attention in the 
"straight" part, an achievement that is 
all too rare in burlesque, where the 
"straight" man stands upon the relative 
footing of a "poor relation." Flemen 
dresses the part in perfect taste, and plays 
as though he took some intelligent inter- 
est in his work. 

Jim Diamond gets away from the 
methods common to a large proportion 
of burlesque comedians. , He is funny 
without a tangled dialect, playing an ec- 
centric clown role most effectively. A 
Chinese number which he led in the first 
part actually held the show up and a 
"loose" dance during the burlesque went 
quite as well. The numbers were put on 
by Aurela Coccia, who, on the evidence 
of the present show, discloses unusual 
ability as a stage manager. Half a dozen 
of the numbers involved novel chorus 
effects, that helped immeasurably to keep 
interest alive during the evening. 

Sheppard Camp had what was left of 
Pete Dailey's old part. That wasn't much, 
to be sure, but he made it reasonably 
funny. There should have been material 
enough in the original to make unneces- 
sary the borrowing of one of Smith and 
Campbell's best points of dialogue. J. G. 
Gibson was only "among those present" 
in the first act, and in the second, played 
a part that stood no chance against the 
wild clowning of the others, that of a 
South American general. His olio offering 
was rather foolish and extremely noisy, 
without being very funny or interesting. 
Kittie Miller was resplendent in an elabor- 
ate wardrobe. Adele Ranney and May 
Taylor were the other women principals, 
who are rather subordinated to the comedy 
department, except when they take full 
charge in the numbers. Fortunately, the 
numbers are scattered profusely through 
the evening and a proper balance was 

The Melvin Brothers, with trifling parts 
in the piece, scored strongly in the olio 
with their smooth, striking acrobatic of- 
fering. The trio are giving a splendid 
routine of sensational hand-to-hand feats, 
working up quickly and neatly to the 
feature, a long leap into a hand-to-hand 
stand, with a drop into the same position 
from a two high on a six-foot pedestal. 

The virtue of the show is in the uniform 
excellence of its principals, who work with 
individual freedom for general effects 
rather than to feed a single comedian and 
in the "class" of the chorus. The aver- 
age of good looks among the choristers 
measures up to the Broadway standard, 

and one "broiler," who led several forma- 
tions, 7s a star in her own unassuming 

Whalen & Martell have supplied an 
adequate equipment of settings and cos- 
tumes. Ruth. 


' "Hie Nightingales" leaves no distinct 
impression behind, except the very impor- 
tant one that the auditor feels he has 
spent an entertaining evening. The two 
pieces are filled with a constantly chang- 
ing succession of incidents that start 
nowhere and end in nothing, but there is 
something moving every minute and the 
places are extremely few where interest 
is permitted to lag. * 

This very desirable result is in large 
part due to the fun making of Tony Ken- 
nedy and Ted Evans, the principal come- 
dians. Both men play Irish parts in the 
opening piece, and handle them with their 
old skill. They retain the burlesque ven- 
triloquial and ridiculous skating "bits," 
which are used for laughs in the first pare, 
and while the pair have not developed 
anything quite as laughable as these two 
specialties, they keep up a continuous run 
of minor byplay, making them consistently 

They were not so successful with their 
"rube" characters in the burlesque. They 
seemed to feel that they were out of their 
element, for in place of skillful clowning, 
they descended to a good deal of rough- 
ness. The knockabout seemed to serve 
quite as well, however, if one could judge 
l»y the volume of laughter greeting the 
lapstlck points. The last half of the bur- 
lesqgg was a riot of knockabout and food 

The show lacks a clever, animated danc- 
ing soubrette, although a quartet of girls 
are in evidence from time to time as lead- 
ers of numbers and "feeders" for the com- 
edians. "Numbers," unusually plentiful, 
are, in the main, well put on and nicely 
dressed. Several went extremely well. 

Annie Yale makes a statuesque leading 
woman, with a pretty wardrobe and an 
agreeable voice. She looked particularly 
well in tights at the head Of a military 
number. Jeannette Woods, Louise Ken- 
nedy, Irene McCord and Nancy Tempest 
are the other women principals. They 
were bunched on the program and it was 
impossible to distinguish them by name 
during the pieces. None stood out espe- 
cially, so no injustice was done. 

In the olio Al Lewis disclosed a really 
funny "Dutch" dialect and a whole lot of 
ability in handling talk. He was not 
nearly as prominent in the pieces as he 
should have been, probably because he was 
overshadowed by the principal comedians, 
who had pretty much all the talk. Mont 
Howard made a good enough looking 
"straight" man, but did not come very 
prominently into the proceedings. 

Out of four olio numbers there were but 
two women on the stage, and one was 
merely an "extra" member of a trio (Ken- 
nedy, Evans and Kennedy). The other 
was the woman of The Vedmars. She con- 
tributed a whole lot to the entertainment 
of that act. 

McDevitt and Kelley opened with what 
should have been a straight dancing act, 
relieved by a little singing perhaps. In- 
stead the pair attempted talk, This part 
of the turn was distinctly to its disad- 
vantage, but the team and single clog 

dancing made one of the real hits of the 

The Kennedy-Evans sketch was well 
liked. Its opening is slow, but when the 
pair got down to. their intimate "tad" 
repartee, the act woke up and closed 

Howard and J^ewie scored with conver- 
sation. Howard handled his straight work 
very neatly, an4 the capital "Dutchman" 
of Lewis did the rest. Notwithstanding 
the lack of girls, the olio was entirely 
pleasing, thanks to the uniform excellence 
of the numbers. Ruth, 



There isn't any doubt as to the hit of 
the bill at the Colonial this week. That 
coveted honor is secured by Irene Frank- 
lin, assisted by Burt Green. 

Wednesday evening was a double event 
affecting theatrical attendance. Besides 
being the center of Holy Week, it was the 
commencement of the Hebrews' Passover. 
The attendance was considerably affected, 
but Miss Franklin scored unmistakably 
from her opening song, "You Look Aw- 
fully. Good," . to the closing ; number. 
Her "Expression" song is £i convey act 
all by itself, and this move than anything 
else stamps Miss Franklin as a natural 
and genuine . singing comedienne, about 
the top of the heap in vaudeville. "Ain't 
It Hard to Get a Beau?" is another good 
one. Miss Franklin is holding up her 
dressing average. Her one shcrt skirted 
dress excels any soubrette costume seen 
this season, and even overshadows the one 
Fougere wore last Summer on Hammer- 
stein's Roof, when she arrived direct from 
France with the wardrobe. 

Mr. Green has an easy bearing on the 
stage, plays brightly at the piano in his 
accomplished style, and livens up any 
possible dull moment through by-play 
with Miss Franklin. A few more native 
numbers like Franklin and Green, and 
vaudeville managers could spend their va- 
cations in America. 

Louis A. Simon, Grace Gardner and 
Company return with "The New Coach- 
man" to as many laughs as of yore. 
Mary Scott appears to be a new bright 
"maid," while Frederick Roland does 
well as the husband. 

The "big name" this week is Zelie de 
Lussan (New Acts), and Mr. and Mrs. 
Jimmie Barry and Company also are 
placed under that classification. Harry 
Gilfoil won the plaudits, as he always 
does, with his "Baron Sands," and Ben 
Welch was situated in a hard spot at a 
late hour. Mr. Welch's talk about his 
son who smoked opium caught plenty 
of laughs. His parodies while the Hebrew 
were greatly liked, and he reappeared as 
an Italian, taking well in this, considered 
by many his best, but rather hazarded his 
previous success by reciting "The Rose" 
after scoring hard with a light musical 
selection. "The Rose" has been often ex- 
ploited, and at best it is but fitted for 
parlor entertainment. 

For a few moments the chances of Hill 
and Sylviani in the closing position of 
bringing the audience back from "The 
Rose" lethargy seemed slim, but their 
striking feats on the bicycle did the trick. 
Mr. Hill is a master on the single wheel. 
Some of his evolutions are remarkable 
performances. Miss Sylviani is the same 
trim figured young woman, becomingly 
costumed, and the finish brought three 

curtain calls, which should have' well 
satisfied the pair. \ 

Herbert Brooks, with, his mystifying 
card tricks, some expert palming and his 
one best bet, the "trunk escape," kept the 
audience nicely amused and interested, 
while "Those Four Girls" gave the pro- 
gramme a lively start. They are pret- 
tily costumed, but might be stage-man- 
aged for a better "sight" effect than is 
now* obtained. Also it would seem that 
at least one song, and perhaps two in 
use at present, could be improved upon 
by the solo singers from the present music 




A rather slim audience greeted the first 
three acts at the Fifth Avenue Monday 
night. By the time the headline attrac- 
tion appeared, however, the house had 
'filled considerably and made an excellent 
showing for Holy Week. It was an en- 
thusiastic crowd that greeted Alice Lloyd. 
This is the singer's first appearance at the 
house, and she is as popular here as she 
has been elsewhere*. It has been generally 
conceded that the amount of success at- 
tained by a foreign singer on this side 
depended in a large measure upon her 
songs. This is probably less so in the 
case of Alice Lloyd than with any of her 
countrywomen. There is a charm and 
piquancy about Alice that take a hold at 
once, and her innumerable,; quaint little 
mannerisms make her an altogether like- 
able person. 

On Monday night Miss Lloyd sang seven 
songs. It would be hard to. select the. moat 
popular, although "I'm Looking for tb« 
Lovelight in Your Eye," sung with the 
novel mirror arrangement, received the 
greatest amount of aplpause. Miss Lloyd 
sang one song after this selection, and 
while it went very well, none is strong 
enough to follow the "Lovelight" number. 

Mathews and Ashley are showing for 
the second week in town their new offering 
"Held Up." The act is away from any- 
thing yet shown in talking acts in "one," 
and comes as a welcome departure. A 
nicely painted drop showing the water 
front of the East River with the Brooklyn 
Bridge in the distance gives a good back- 
ground—and the audience something to 
talk about. The dialogue is for the most 
part bright and snappy, although there 
are one or two bits that drag a trifle, but 
which should work themselves out. Tne 
act caught many hearty laughs, although 
placed well down on a bill replete with 
lsughing numbers, and the songs at the 
finish made them a solid hit. 

Wynn and Lewis went up against a 
small and chilly gathering in the early 
portion. Whether it would have made a 
difference had the crowd been a trifle more 
dense is a question. There is little in 
the material that has not been heard 
enough to have become quite familiar. 
This may be the answer that Lewis was 
in search of when he asked several times, 
"Are we talking loud enough?" Wynn is 
a really good comedian, and with the 
proper material should do much better 
than at present. 

Richard Golden and Company in "A 
Case of Divorce," met with the same «uc- 
cess that has followed the playlet since 
its bow into the varieties. Mr. Golden as 
the nervous country attorney carries the 
skit through in a hurry, leaving many 
laughs and a couple of sobs strewn in hi* 
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Elkdale Park, Selma, Ala., will be under 
the management of Tim O'Finn this sea- 

"White City/' Nashville, opens next 


'Wonderland/' Wichita, Kas., opens 
May 28, under the management of A. £. 

Vaudeville will replace dramatic stock 
at the Electric Park Theatre, Kankakee, 
111., this Summer. 

An open air theatre will be built in 
Little Rock, Ark., by 0. T. Crawford and 
Frank Long, of St. Louis. 

The Yellow Creak Amusement Company, 
Youngslawn, 0., will operate an amuse- 
ment park this coming Summer. 

Twenty-seven acres in the Sioux Valley, 
Sioux Fails, S. D., will be converted into 
an amusement resort by Charles A. Sells. 

The City Amusement Company, Rock 
Island, 111., has incorporated for $2,000. 
Edward Moeller, T. J. Welsh and R. Has- 

The Cycle Park Theatre, Dallas, Tex., 
opens its Summer season under the di- 
rection of C. R. McAdams early next 


The new Airdome, in course of con- 
struction at Danville, 111., will be ready 
about May 4, according to Manager Law- 

The Park Booking Contract Company, of 
New York, will furnish most of the at- 
tractions for the Tri-State Fair to be 
held in Dubuque, la., in August. 

The Olenwood Electric Park Company, 
Amarillo, Tex., has organized with capital 
stock of $20,000 by H. A. Nobles, J. W. 
'■ Drudgington, J. 0. Paul, M. C. Nobles. 


T. B. Wright has purchased at auction 
a park at Pine Beach, Norfolk, Va. The 
price paid was $10,000. Mr. Wright will 
improve and operate the resort this Sum- 

The American Park and Fair Associa- 
tion has incorporated for $5,000. Charles 
Beefier, Kerry 0. Meagher and J. J. Col- 
lins, of the Western Vaudeville Associa- 
tion (Chicago), are mentioned as incorpor- 

Ethel Robinson, of the Western Vaude- 
ville Association, has closed the following 
attractions for the Dubuque, Iowa Tri- 
State Fair, August 26-28: Latell Sisters 
(aerial flying act), Patrick Kelly, and the 

The Actors' Union will start to supply 
attractions to a circuit of six summer 
parks all within trolley car distance of 
each other, May 30. The resorts are lo- 
cated at Peekskill, Kingston, Tarrytown, 
Yonkers and CatskiU, N. Y., and Hills- 
dale, N. J. Acts will be booked for the 
six weeks trip all within 75 miles of 
New York. 

Myers & Leavitt have secured three 
specimens of the Astecs, the nearly 
extinct Mexican tribe of midgets. They 
will be exhibited this Summer by the 
firm over the parks and fairs. There are 
two girls in the trio, aged 18 and 24 
years, standing upright 26 and 36 inches 
respectively. The third, a boy, is 16 
years old, and 24 inches in height. The 
firm also has the Strobel Fleet of Airships 
under its direction. 

Freeman Bernstein and P. H. Roche 
this week took lease to the Barney Estate 
covering the plot between 186th and 190th 
streets, Fort George, up Harlem way. The 
lease is for ten years. A section has been 
rented to the Aerio Club for the coming 
summer. On the remainder, the managers 
will place a vaudeville pavilion, while a 
skating rink will be also erected. The 
ground covers fourteen acres, and is from 
135 to 360 feet deep. Mr. Bernstein will 
have the active management. An opening 
on Decoration Day is set. 

Mike Boury, who makes a specialty of 
supplying attractions for exposition mid- 
ways, arrived in New Yoric a few days 
ago from Jacksonville, Fla., with his 
animals. Boury is highly distinguished 
in the profession as one of the few — very 
few— concessionary at the Jamestown Ex- 
position, who closed the season with a 
ledger showing a profit. He admits that 
the profit was visible only under a strong 
glass. Boury left New York late last 
week with two carloads of stock for the 
Hippodrome at Vanity Fair Park, Provi- 
dence. He opens there as part of the 
spectacle of "The Fall of Babylon" on 
May 80. 


Cincinnati, April 16. 

A deal has been consummated by H. 

M. Ziegler, manager of the Columbia, and 

Shafer Ziegler, manager of ihe Grand in 

Indianapolis, whereby they become own- 

of the "White City" in Indianapolis. 

The new Arcade at Brickeye, Lake Park, 
Newark, 0., only recently completed, was 
destroyed by fire last week. The loss is 
about $10,000. The structure will be re- 
built and completed by the opening of 
the park, which if set for the early part 
of May. 

London, April 4. 
At Brighton the city fathers at a late 
meeting gave every encouragement to the 
million-dollar seashore amusement palace 
projected by Joe Lyons, of a hundred res- 
taurants, along with railway magnates 
and others. The building will be of white 
marmorite and 466 feet long. The shore 
promenade will be 1,325 feet long. The 
concert room will be larger than Daly's 
Theatre, and there will be a magnificent 
restaurant, a swimming bath for mixed 
bathing, a racquet and tennis court, and 
billiard, reading, drawing and retiring 
rooms. The white marble ball room will 
be a wonder, and big Continental bands 
will thrill the air with music. Vast out- 
lay will be made for trains de luxe to 
run thither with lightning speed. 

Paul Cinquevalli goes to Australia late 
this year. 

At Brussels, Barrasford paid full sal- 
aries while artists were laid off for the 
carnival season, and asked the boys 
around to see the fun, at that. They 
were very appreciative, as most Conti- 
nental managers cut out the pay. 

"The Ginger Girl" opens at the Oxford 
Monday. The Metropolitan is soon to be 
closed for rebuilding on modern lines. 

It has been apparent for some time that 
Walter Gibbons was setting a fast pace, 
and his energy, enterprise and resource- 
fulness are fast bearing him to the sum- 
mit of success. His last big move is the 
formation of a company to take over the 
thirteen Gibbons music halls, as well as 
make additions to the "lucky thirteen." 
The capital is roundly a million dollars, 
in pound shares. The company is called 
"The London Theatre of Varieties, Lim- 
ited/' Walter Gibbons is managing di- 
rector for a term of ten years, and his 
associates are Arthur Copson Peake 
(chairman), of Leeds, and Sidney Marler, 
of London, S. W. The registered office of 
the company is 18 Fleet Street. 

The new combine got down to action 
at once. It is rumored that two new 
halls will shortly be under its beJMsT. one 
to be located in South London,*9 Be the 
other will be the Camden Theatric Cam - 
dentown, London. Meantime the Isling- 
ton Grand assumes the name, "Islington 
Empire/' while the former Islington Em- 
pires becomes the Islington Palace, run- 
ning a picture show interspersed with 
light turns. As American perpetual mo- 
tion shows for years have had their 
"chasers," so the picture show artists are 
known over here as "coolers," the ma- 
chine's latent heat making it so warm in 
twenty-five minutes that one or two 
turns are needed to give it a chance to 
cool down. 

New at the Hippodrome next Monday is 
"The Human Top," a mechanical novelty 
of the gyroscopic order over seven feet in 
diameter, which is revolved by a man 
pedaling 300 revolutions a minute. The 
eventual levitation of the top is quite re- 
markable, as it sleeps at right angles to 
its pivot with its human burden still 
mounting it, careering and careening like 
an outlaw of gravitation. 

The air is full of "germs from Ger- 
many," or some other chilly place, and 
Manager Fred Trussell, of the Hippo- 
drome, has been down with bronchitis 
that nearly turned to pneumonia, while 
Manager Maclachlan, of the Coliseum, 
has been in the grip of influenza. Both 
are bettering. 

The McBans are back "in town," open- 
ing at the Palace Monday. Irene Lee and 
"Kandy Kids" are pleasing the Irish at 

Bella and Bijou will personally super- 
vise a revival of the "Battle of Trafalgar," 
which had a run of twenty years in its 

Secretary Anna De Grey, a striving 
spirit in the good work of the Ladies' 
Guild, is so ill in a hospital that a pending 
operation has had to be postponed till she 

Fred W. Millis will shortly produce a 
new ventriloquial sketch, in the Yvest End. 

The Albert Hall, Southport, turns 
twice-nightly Monday. 

At the Pavilion, Malcolm Scott says the 
United States is sending to England for 
gold to pay English music ball artists 

George Bastow, one of our most uncon- 
ventional and quaint comedians, after six- 
teen months' hard work getting rid of a 
chest trouble by Southern trips and 
cruises, is recovered and back at work. 
Big hit for America, that fellow. 

Tom Costello, another clever man who 
was ailing, has resumed at the Pavilion to 
a big welcome. , 

The latest variety project is a cosmo- 
politan music hall in connection with the 
coming Franco-British Exhibition. It 
will have a West End booking connec- 

In England, the hustling twice-nightly 
show has "queered" more good acts than 
anything ever schemed, as the bulk of the 
turns simply can't get time to work. This 
week an American performer is playing 
at Stoke Newington Palace, thinking to 
show his act mere and catch the De Frece 
Tour. He relates with amused gusto how, 
when he got ready to act "great guns," the 
approaching stage manager said: "You 
hear that piano playing? Now, when that 
front cloth goes down all I want out of 
you is just enough time to get that piano 
off the stage!" 

Burlesque is running a bit. At the 
Alhambra, **Sal-Oh-My" is a take-off on 
the Herodian dance of Maud Allan, at the 
Palace. The orchestral introduction is 
"Come Into the Garden, Maud" (Allen), 
after which comes a vision of nine lightly- 
clad dancing girls, as delectable as the 
Nine Muses, with La Belle Leonara doing 
Maud's snake waves with her arms. Later 
nine men mate the feminine nine, and we 
have Yankee Doodle, Yankee cakewalk, 

Donaldson Brothers have dropped their 
cage, and have a new show, called "Sports 
in the Jungle," in which the stage is set 
like a tropical forest, and as dawn breaks 
into day all the animals begin to stir 
themselves. The hunters also bestir, and 
there is considerable fun. 


Philadelphia, April 16. 
'The Merry-Go-Round," destined for the 
Circle Music Hall, New York, opened here 
last Monday night. Among the vaude- 
villians in the cast are Mabel Hite, Dor- 
othy Jardon, Mable Russell, James J. Mor- 
ton, Bobby North and McKay and Cant- 






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pendent upon the opening and closing day* of engagements in different parte of the oountry . 
411 addresses Mow are furnished VARIETY by artists. Addresses care managera or agent* 
Will not bo printed.) 

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Abel, Oeo., ft Co., Shea's, Toronto. 

A. B. U. D. Girls, Trent, Trenton. 

AbdalUh Broa.. Three, 417 E. 14, N. Y. 

Abbott-Audrew Co., 307 W. 88, N. Y. 

Acton Jk Mortis ft Co., 1658 Broadway, N. Y. 

Adair A Dolln, Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 

Adair, Art, Hagenbeck-Wallace, 0. R. 

Adams, Klo, French Id aids, B. R. 

Adams Bros., Imperials, B. R. 

Adsms A Drew, Twentieth Century, B. R. 

Adams, Msbel, King Edward Hotel, N. Y. 

Adolyn, Box 349, Champaign, 111. 

Adler, Harry, Park, Alameda, Oal., lndef. 

Agee, John, Singling Bros., C. R. 

Ahearn, Charlea, A Vesta, Golden Crook, B. B. 

Ahem A Baxter, Bachelor Club, B. R. 

Aherns, The, 290 Colorado, Chicago. 

Alabama Comedy Pour, 258 W. 88, N. Y. 

Albanl, 1410 Broadway, New York. 

Albene A La Brant, Family, Pottsvllle, Pa. 

Alberto, Bsrnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Alburtus ft Millar, Empire, York, Bog. 

Aldo A Vannerson, 2S8 W. 20, N. Y. 

All A Peiser, Moon Light Maids. B. R. 

Allen. A. I)., A Co., Colonial, Richmond, Va. 

Allen, Bvs, Ideals, B. it. 

Allen. Josle, SSI St. Nicholss, N. Y. 

Allen, Leon A Bertie, 118 Central, Osbkosh, Wis. 

Allen, Sesrle A Violet, Arcade, Toledo. 

Allison, Mr. and Mrs., Green Room Club, N. Y. 

Alllster, Harry, 11 Rue Geoffrey Marie, Parts. 

Allinan, Chas., Yankee Doodle Girls, B. R. 

Alpha Trio. 207 E. 14, N. Y. 

Alrona, Zoeller Trio, 289 Hemlock, Brooklyn. 

AlTsrottas, Three, Trocadero, B. R. 

Alvln, O. H., Dennlson, O. 

AlTora, Golden Crook, B. R. 

Alvord, Ned, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

Alvaros Troupe, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

American Banjo Pour, 1431 Broadway, N. Y. 

American Dancers, Six, Maryland, Baltimore. 

American Trio, Majestic, Little Rock. 

Ampere, Electrical, Miss N. Y., Jr., B. R. 

Anderson A Ellison, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Anderson A Golnes, Orpbeum, Easton, Ps. 

Anderson, Csrl, Bowery Burlesquers, B. R. 

Apollo, Orch., Benton Hotel, Benton Harbor, Mich. 

Ardo, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

Ardo A Eddo, 500 E. 84, N. Y. 

Arberg A Wsgner, 1412 Tremont, N. Pittsburg. 

Archer, Robert, Jolly Girls, B. It. 

ArlxonsB. The, 148 W. 68. N. Y. 

Arlington Four, Shubert's, Utlca. 

Arminta A Burke, 3*0 Comstock, New Brunswick. 

Armstrong A Verne, 27, Orpheum, Salt Lake. 

Arnold A Felix, So. ft Henry, Jamaica, L. I. 

Arnold, Lucls, Boston Belles, B. R. 

Arnot A Gunn, 215 etb Are., N. Y. 

Atwater, Bra, French Mslds, B. R. 

Atlantic Comedy Four, 120 Stockholm, Brooklyn. 

Auberts, Les, 14 F robe I Str. III., Hamburg, Ger. 

Auburns, Three, 835 Beaum, SomervlUe, Mass. 

Auers, The. 410 So. 4th, Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

Auger, Cspt. Geo., A Co., Maryland, Baltimore. 

Austin, Claude, 80 No. Clerk, Chicago. 

Austins, Tossing, Pavilion, Liverpool. 

Avery A Pearl, 658 Wash. Boul., Chicago. 

A3 res, Howard, 520 RItner, Phlla. 

Aselle, Msye A Fonler, 893 54, Chicago. 

Asora, Miss, Bsrnum A Bailey, C. B. 

Baader, La Velle, Waterloo, Waterloo, la. 

Baker. Nat C, 82 Division, N. Y. 

Baker, Chas. B., 72 Mornlngslde, N. Y. 

Baker Troupe, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

Baldwin A Shea, Grand, Paulding, O. 

Balno ft Shaw, Hippodrome, N. Y., lndef. 

Banks, Breaseale Duo, Orpheum, San Francisco. 

Hanks A Newton, Keith's, Philadelphia. 

Bsnks, Chas., Boston Belles, B. R. 

Bannacks, The, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Banta Bros., Four, Moonlight Mslds. B. R. 

Barnes ft West, Lyric, San Antonio. 

Barton. Joe, Bohemians, B. R. 

Barrett. Grace Pat White's Gslety Girls, B. R. 

Barrett ft Belle. Century Girls, B. R, 

Bsrrett, Charles, Moonlight Maids, B. R. 

Barrow, Musics!, 1215 Jefferson, Brooklyn. 

Barnes ft Crawford, Dominion, Winnipeg. 

Barry, Katie. 541 W. 158, N. Y. 

Barry ft Hughes, K. ft P. 58th St., N. Y. 

Bsrry ft Wolford, Keith's, Boston. 

Battls, Carl Wm., Wesson's, Joplln, Mo. 

Rntro, Eddie, Rolllckers, B. R. 

Batro A McCue, 819 No. Second, Rending. 

Bartlett, Mr. ft Mrs. Gny, 853 W. 56, N. Y. 

Bsrtlrtt. Al. Hunt's Hotel, Chicago. 

Bateman, Tom, Keith's, Providence. 

Rates ft Ernest. 201 Sb. University, Peoria, 111. 

Bate*. Genrgc. Barnum ft Bailey, C. R. 

Bates ft Neville, 46 Gregory. New ITnven. 

Baxter, Sid ft Co., Avenue, Duqnesne, Pa. 

Bawn, Harry, 01 Bedford Coitrt Mansions, London. 

Bay City Quartette, 1595 Gates, Brooklyn. 

Be Anos, The, Lyrle, Lincoln, Neb. 

Beard, Billy, Geo. Primrose's Minstrels. 

Beattle, Bob. 594 E. 148, N. Y. 

Beattles, Juggling, 187 Park, Peterson. 

Besovsls, Arthur ft Co., Victor House, Chicago. 

Bedlnl, Donnt, A Dogs, 229 W. 88, N. V. 

Beecher A Maye, 23 Atlantic. B ridge tou, N. J. 

Bel ford Bros., Ringllng Bros.. C. R. 

Bell A Richards, Richmond, Richmond, Vs. 

Belmont, Usrrlettv, Jolly Girls, B. R. 

Bellclaire Bros., Proctor's, Troy. 

Bull, Frank, 1553 Broadway. N. Y. 

Bell, Chas., Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

Bell, Norman. Trans-Atlantic*. B. R. 

Bell. Hasel, Ferns, New Castle, Ind. 

Bells, The, Barnum A Bailey. C. R. 

Belmont A Breunan, Imperials, B. R. 

Bennett, Ethel, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Bennett, Laura, 27, Lyric, Lincoln, Neb. 

Benson*, Musical, Gen. Del., Chicago. 

Bentley, Harry, Imperials. B. R. 

Benton, Maggie. 130 Taylor, Springfield, O. 

Berkes, The, 409 W. 80, N. Y. 

Bernard. Cassle. Rose Sydell, B. R. 

Bergln, E. Howard, Adelbert Hotel, Kansas City. 

Bernier ft Stella, Orpheum, Kansas City. 

Berry ft Berry, Great Valley, N. Y. 

Ben Beyer ft Bro., 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 

Bicycle Bill, San Diego, Cal., lndef. 

Big Four, High School Girls, B. R. 

Bijou Comedy Trio, Watson's Burlesquers, B. B. 

Bingham, Kittle, 385 Beaum., SomervlUe, Mass. 

Bingham, 335 Beaum. SomervlUe, Mass. 

Blnney ft Chapman, Gem, Columbia, Tenn., lndef. 

Birch, John, 138 W. 45, N. Y. 

Bishop, Frances, Century Girls, B. R. 

Bissett ft Scott, Empire, London, lndef. 

Blxley, Edgar, Boston Belles, B. R, 

Block, John J., Harry Bryant's, B. R. 

Blue Cadets, 51 Hanover, Boston. 

Blush. T. E., 8241 Haywood, Denver. 

Booruni, Mnttle, 154 Clifton PI., Brooklyn. 

Bobker, Henry, 03 Forsyth, N. Y. 

Bohannan ft Corey. Century Girls, B. B. 

Bolscs, Five, 44 Curtis, Grand Rapids. 

Bolus, Harry, Lyric, Little Rock. 

Borella, Arthur, Barnum ft Bailey, C. B. 

Bootblack Quartette, Orpbeum, Kansas City. 

Bottamley Troupe. Clrco Bell, Mexico. 

Bouldon ft Qulnn, Savoy, Fall River. 

Bowers, Walters ft Crookes, Keith's, Boston. 

Bowery Comedy Quartet, 821 Chsrles, W. Hoboken. 

Bowers & Smith, Oliver, Everett, Mass. 

Borani ft Nevaro, 1013 Lincoln, Milwaukee. 

Bowen Bros., 1553 Broadway, New York. 

Bowman Bros., 320 W. 48. N. Y. 

Boycc, Lillian. Jolly Girls, B. R. 

"Boys in Blue," 240 E. 21, N. Y. 

Boycc, Jsck, 1553 Broadway. N. Y. 

Boyd ft Veola, 119 E. 14, New York. 

Bradfords. The, 280 W. 41, N. Y. 

Bragg, John D., Toreadors, B. R. 

Bradna ft Derrick, Barnum ft Bailey, C. R. 

Bradys, The, 209 W. 48. N. Y. 

Brady ft Mahoney, Irwin's Big Show, B. R. 

Brtgbam, Anna It.. Majestic, St. Paul. 

Brlnn, L. B., 28 Haymarket, London, Eng. 

Brennen ft Biggs, Century Girls, B. B. 

Brantford, Tom, Park Hotel, Port Chester, N. Y. 

Brays. The. Campbell Bros., C. R. 

Brennan & Downing, Main St., Peoria, 111. 

Brindamour, Proctor's, Troy. 

Brlsson, Alex., Barnum ft Bailey, C. R, 

Broad, Billy, 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 

Broadway Quartette. Four Huntings Co. 

Brobst Trio. Pottsvllle. Pn. 

Brooks ft .Teanette, 1002 Madison, N. Y. 

Brooks ft Vedder, Empire, Grand Forks, N. D. 

Brown, George, Barnum ft Bailey, C. R. 

Brown, Harris ft Brown, Orpheum. Harrlsburg. 

Brown, Jessie, II anion's Superba Co* 

Brown Bros, ft Doc, Novelty, Vsjlejo, Cal. 

Brown ft Nevarro, 4 W. 180, N. Y. 

Brooks, Harvey, High Jinks, B. R. 

Brooks ft Clark, 2404 Pstton, Philadelphia. 

Brooks, Jeanne, Parisian Widows, B. R. 

Brown ft Wllmot, Majestic, Birmingham. 

Brown ft Wright, 844 W. 45, N. Y. 

Browning, Mr. ft Mrs., Hotel Everett, N. Y. 

Browning ft Le Van. 805 Cauldwell. N. Y. 

Bruce, At., Toreadors, B. R. 

Braces, The, 1525 Stste. Chicago. 

Brunettes, Cycling, Family, Carbondale, Pa. 

Bryant, May, Boston Belles, B. B. 

Bryant ft Ssvllle, 2323 N. Bouvier. Phlla. 

Burton ft Brooks, Fair Haven, N. J. 

Buckleys, Musical, 297 Avenue B, N. Y. 

Buckeye Trio, 27, Majestic, Montgomery. 

Bnrdette. Madeline. 212 W. 44, N. Y. 

Burke, John P., Flood's Park, Baltimore. 

Buckley & La Mar, 110 B. 14, N. Y. 

Buckeye State Four, 2304 E. 67, Cleveland. 

Buffalo, Young, ft Mile., Vera. Grand, Portland. 

Bureos ft Clara, Barnum ft Bailey. C. R. 

Burgess. Harvey J., 637 Trenton. Pittsburg. 

Burke, Wm. II., 84 Barstow, Providence. 

Burke-Toughey ft Co., Empire, Paterson. 

Burke ft Urllne, 119 E 14, N. Y. 

Burns, Morris ft Co., 54 Mermen. Jersey City'. 

Burns ft Bobbins. Model. Newark. 

Burton & Burton, Fay Foster Co., B. R. 

Burnell, I J Ulan. 611 W. North, Chicago. 

Burton, Matt, 1185 Valencia, San Francisco. 

Burton A Shea, 111 7th Ave., N. Y. 

Borrows Trovers Co., 116 E. 26. N. Y. 

Bash A Elliott, 1349 45, Brooklyn. 

Bossier. Walter H., Orphla, Madison, Wis., lndef. 

Bolls ft Roy mood. Wash. Society Girls, B. B. 

Burtlnos, The, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

Busch, Johnny, Jr., Majestic, Kalamasoo. 

Butley ft Lamar, 2819 S. Bouvier, Philadelphia. 

Buxton. Cbas. C, Crystsl. Menasba, Wis.* inoef. 

Byers ft Herman, Lyric, Dayton, O. 

Byrd ft Vance, Pastor's, N. Y. 

Byrne, Golson, Players, Crystsl, Milwaukee. 

Byron ft Langdon, Shea's, Buffalo. 

Byrons' Musical Five, 5138 Indiana, Chicago. 

Caesar ft Co., Frantx. St. Charles Hotel. Chicago. 

Callahan ft St. George, Novelty, Brooklyn. 

Cameron ft Flanagan, Hathaway's, Maiden. 

Camp, Sbeppard, Kentucky Belles, B. B. 

Campbell ft Cully, 1688 Bourbon, New Orleans. 

Caldera, A. K., St. Charles Hotel. Chicago. 

Calef A Waldron, Lyric, San Antonio. 

Calvin, James, 445 W. 04, Chicago. 

Campbell, W. 8., Rose Sydell, B. B. 

Carrlllo, Leo. Nysck, N. Y. 

Carr, Jessie, Toreadors, B. R. 

Carbrey Bros., Orpbeum, Oakland. 

Carlisle Wild West, Hippodrome, Boston. 

"Csrletts," Orpheum, Omaha. 

Carol Sisters, 816 W. 140, N. Y. 

Carmen Sisters, Empire, Son Frsnclsco, lndef. 

Carroll ft Cooke, Orpbeum, Denver. 

Carroll, Great, Fsy Foster, B. R. 

Carroll ft Judge Trio, Ringllng Bros., C. B. 

Carroll, Nettle, Bsrnum ft Bailey, C. B. 

Carson ft Wlllard. 2210 No. Lambert, Phlla. 

Carson ft Devereaux, 410 Line, Evans vl lie. 

Carson Bros., 427 Pacific, Brooklyn. 

Caron ft Farnora, Orpbeum, New Orleans. 

Carters, The, 921 9, La 8alle. 111. 

Carter, Taylor ft Co., Orpheum, Yonkers. 

Carter ft Waters, 158 Greenfield, Buffalo. 

Cartmell ft Harris, 180 Nevlns, Brooklyn. 

Carver ft Murray, 229 W. 88, N. Y. 

Cased ft De Verne, Orpbeum, Canton, O. 

Casettss, The, 4013 So. Artesian, Chicago. 

Casey ft Crauey, 15ft So. 0, Elisabeth. 

Cassln ft Reeves, O. Hi, Herrlngton, Kas. 

Caswell, Msude, Gibbons Tour. 

Castano, Edward, 104 W. 01, N. Y. 

Celest, 74 Grove road, Clapbam Park, London, 

S W. 
Chad wick Trio. 229 W. 88. N. Y. 
Ohameroys, The, 00 Manhattan Ave., N. Y. 
Chandler, Anna, City Sports, B. R. 
Chantrell ft Shuyler, 219 Prospect, Brooklyn. 
Cbspln, Benjamin, Lotos Club, N. Y. 
Chester ft Jones, Poll's, Bridgeport. 
Christy, Great, Knickerbockers, B. R. 
Christy, Wsyne G., 776 8th Ave., N. Y. 
Church City Four, Strollers, B. R. 
Clsre. Sidney, 64 E. 110, N. Y. 
Clalrmont, 2051 Ryder Ave., N. Y. 
Clerk, Edward, 1553 Broadway. N. Y. 
Clark, Geo. G., 2404 Pstton, Phlla. 
Clark, John F., 425 Forest, Arlington, N. J. 
Clark, Mul, Bowery, B. R. 

Clerk ft Duncan, 1215 Madison, Indianapolis. 
Clarke, Harry Corson, 130 W. 44, N. Y. 
Clark ft Sebastian, Barnum ft Bailey, C. R. 
Clark ft Turner, Casino, Washington, Pa. 
Clarke. Wilfred, K. ft P. 58tb St., N. Y. 
Clarke, Three, Ringllng Bros., C. B. 
Claudius ft Scsrlet, 146 W. 83, N. Y. 
Claus. Msrtbs, 184 Ooncall. St. Paul. 
Clermento, Frank ft Etta, 129 W. 27, New York. 
Clifford ft Nolan, Coheh's Hotel, Lee Ave., B'klyn. 
Clifford ft Raldln, 1975 Bergen, Brooklyn. 
Clinton, Chris., 43 W. 28, New York. 
Clipper Sisters. 466 Blewett. Sesttle. 
Cllvette, 274 Indiana. Chicago. 
Clyo ft Rocbefls, 87 Park, Attleboro, Mass. 
Cox. Lonso, 230 W. 51 Court, Chicago. 
Ooate, Charlotte ft Margrete. 1553 B'way, N. Y. 
Coccla ft Amato, Shnbert, Utlca. 
Coby ft Oarron, 27, Majestic, Denver. 
Cohen, Louis W., 180 Jewet. W. New Brighton. 
Colo ft Clemens, Dsvls Hotel, Philadelphia. 
Colleens, Singing, 104 W. 88, N. Y. 
Collins, Eddie, Osbkosh, Wis., lndef. 
Collins, Nlns, Lady Birds. B. R. 
Collins, James J., Jolly Girls, B. R. 
Collins A Brown, 148 Kosciusko. Brooklyn. 
Colonist Septette, Keith's, Philadelphia. 
Coltons, The Champagne Girls, B. R. 
Conklln, Billy W., 441 W. 10, Erie, Pa. 

Contlno A Lawrence, 249 So! May, Chicago. 
Cobon, Will H., Rolllckers, U. R. 
ConooMy, .Mr. A Mrs. B., 6140 Indiana, Chicago. 
Comer ford, Vaughn, Broadway Gaiety Girls. B. B. 
"Compromised," Columbia, St. Louis. 
Conn, Downe, A Wlllard. Majestic, Joplln. Mo. 
Cooke, Caroline, Temple, Ft. Wsyne. 
Cook, Billy, Toreadors. B. B. 
Cook, Prank, Austin A Sesne's, •Boston, lndef. 
Cooke A Botbert, 8164 Prairie, Chleago. 
Cooper A Robl neon, 822 Mott, Bronx, N. Y. 
Cooper, Harry L., Pay Poster, B. B. 
Coram, G. O. II., Indianapolis. 
Cornelias. Eight, Ringllng Broa., C. B. 
Coaaar, Mr. ft Mrs., Salem, Mass. 
OOUOD, Lois, Keith's, Philadelphia. 
Cottons, The Champagne Girls, B. B. 
Coubay, William P., 464 W. 84, N. Y. 
Couthoul, Jessie, 6582 Harvard, Chicago. 
Conrtleigb, Wm., 27 Hammerateln's N. Y. 
Coyne ft Tlnlln, 7030 Washington. Chicago. 
Oowey, Ferry, Wlntergarten, Berlin. 
Craig, Rlchy, National, San Francisco. * 

Crawford A Manning. 268 W. 48, N. Y. 
Cressy A Dayne, G. O. H., nldlanapolla. 
Creo ft Co., Orpbeum, Zanesvllle, O. • 

Crickets, K. ft P. 58th St., N. Y. 
Criterion Mai* Quartette. 166 5th Ave., If. Y. 
Cronin, Morrle, 21 Alfred Place, London, Eng lend. 
Cross, Will H., ft Co., Majestic, Dallas. « 

Crucible, Mysterious, 241 Heyward, Brooklyn. 
Crystal, Herman, Pari Man Widows, B. B. 
Cummlngs, Thornton ft Co., B'way, Middle town, 
Cummlngs A Merley. Unique, Los Angeles, lndef. 
Ouoalngbam, Al., Mv W. 4i N. k. 
Cunningham, Bob, 1563 Broadway, N. Y. 
Cunningham A Smith. 188 B. 94. N. Y. 
Curtln A Blossom, 91 Newell, Greenpoint, Bklyn. i 
Curtis, Palmer A Co., 2096 Noetrand, Brooklyn. ■ 

Curson Sisters, Ringllng Bros., C. B. 
Cuahman ft Le Claire, Lady Birds, B. B. 
Cuttys, Musical, Hmplre, London, Eng., indef. 
Cyril, Herbert, Orpbeum, Allen town. j 

Dacre, Louise, Parisian Belles, B. B. 

Dogneau ft Bruce. Orientals. B. R. 

Daley, Jamea, Parisian Widows, B. B. 

D'Alvlnl. Rocky Point, R. I., lndef. 

Dahlman Quartette, Majestic, Chicago. 

Dahl. Katherine, 809 Columbus, N. Y. 

Dshl, Dorothy, 809 Columbus, N. Y. 

Dalllvette ft Co., G. O. H., Carbondale. Pe. 

Dole, Wm., Crystsl, Elkhart, Ind., indef. 

Daly ft Devere, 115 B. 115, N. Y. 

Dale. Dotty, Dainty, 252 W. 36, N. Y. 

Dale, Sydney, Guy Bros.' Minstrels. 

Dale, Will. Bucklen Hotel, Elkhart. 

Dalley Bros., 1879 No. Main, Fall River. Mass. 

Darling, Pay, Lady Birds, B. B, 

Darmody, Harry Bryant's B. R. 

Darwin, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

Dsvenport, Edna, Yankee Doodle Girls, B. B. 

Davenport, John, Yankee Robinson C. B. 

Davenport, Stick ft Norma. John Robinson's, 0. B. 

Davenport. Victoria ft Orrln, Barnum A Belley. 

Davey, Dancing, Circle Diamond Bench, Thatches. 

Da via A La Roy, Pittsburg. Pa., lndef. 

Davis, Edwards, 1558 Broadway, N. Y. 

Davis, Floyd, Temple. Boulder, Co., lndef. 

Davis, Hsl. A Co., Grayling, Mlcb. 

Davis, II.. Air- Dome, Murphysboro. III., lndef. 

Davis, Mark A Laura, Orpbeum,- Zanesvllle, O. 

Davis, Roland, Fay Footer, B. R. 

Davis A Dsvls, Miss N. Y.. Jr., B. B. 

D'Arvllle Sinters. Chicago, III. 

Dawn, Zells, A Co.. 857 B. Market. Akron, O. 

Dawson A Whitfield, 846 B. 58. N. Y. 

De Velde ft Zelds, Pastor's, N. Y. 

Deery ft Francis, 828 W. 80, N. Y. 

Del mo. 38 Rose, Buffalo. N. Y. 

Delmore, Misses, Proctor's, Albany. 

Delavoye ft Frits, 2667 Madison, Chicago. 

Dell ft Miller, Hippodrome, Buffalo, lndef. 

Deltone. Three, Jolly Grass Widows, B. B. 

De Csmo, Chas. ft Dogs, 8 Union Square, N. Y. 

De Chautal Twins, 203 Ogden, Jersey City. 

De Cotret ft Howard, Bowdoln, Sq., Boston. 

Demacos. The, Hethaway'a, Lowell. 

De Graff Sisters, Trans- Atlantic, B. B. 

Demonlo ft Belle, Pantages, Seattle, lndef. 

Denman, George, Barnum ft Bailey, 0.' B. 

Derenda ft Green, Apollo, Paria, Prance. 

De Haven, Rose, Sextet, Alhambra, N. Y. 

De Heven ft Sidney, Hammersteln's, N. Y. 

De Usle, Mae, Colonial Belles, B. B. 

Delmore ft Dan-ell, 1515 9. Oakland. 

Delsphone, 64 Wllloughby, Brooklyn. 

De Mario. Ringllng Bros., C. B. 








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Do Mont, Robert. Trio, Grand, Belllofhain. 
Do Veau, Hubert, 864 Prospect, Brooklyn. 
DoMora A Oraceta. Varietiee, Terre Haute. 
Do Maths, The, 28 Central, Albany. 
Do Ormood, Uulque, Minneapolla. 
Do Trickey, Coy, Hunt's Hotel, Chicago. 
Devlne. Doe, Ashland Hotel, Phila. 
Do Voy A Miller, 209 B. 14, N. Y. 
Dierickse Bros., 1295 Golden Gate, Ban Frandaco. 
Do Vero, Madeline, 54 W. 125, N. Y. 
Do Young, Tom, 158 B 118, N. Y. 
Doming, Joe, 1208 W. North, Baltimore. 
Dervln, Jan. T., 516 8b. Flower, Loo Angeles. 
Devlin, Prof., 2611 Cumberland, Philadelphia, 
Diamond A May, Fischer's Los Angeles, Indef. 
Diamond, J a*., Kentucky Bel lee, B. B. 
Dickinson, W. €., Crystal, NaahTllle. 
Dillse, hfsz, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 
Dixon, Bowers A Dixon. 0626 Carpenter, Chicago. 
Dixon, Nona, 5626 Carpenter, Chicago. 
Dollar Troupe, Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 
Dona, 411 Keystone Bank Bldg., Pittsburg. 
Donald A Carson, Temple, Detroit. 
Donor Jos A Nellie, Moon Light Melda. 
' Donnelly A Retail, 8 Copaland, Boston. 
Donnette, Ira, 188 W. 45. N. Y. 
Doherty, Jim. Moon Light Maid*. 
Doha, Robert, Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 
Doric Quartette, 100 Wells, Toronto. 
Doteon. Howard, 485 Blngamen, Reading. 
Douglas, Chss. W., Broadway Gaiety Glrla, B. B. 
Doro A Los, 422 W. 48. N. Y. 
Dowiin. John, Toreadors, B. B. 
Doyle, Phil., Lady Birds, B. R. 
Doyle, Maj. Jas. D., 1558 Broadway. N. Y. ■ 
Downey, Leslie T., Dreamland, Racine, Wta. 
Drawee, Frisco A Hambo N. 1 PI., Boiler, Pari*. 
DreanO, Josh., Revere Houae, Chicago. 
Dudley, O. H>. CryeUl, lad., indef. * 
Dugy, The*. H., High School Glrla. B. B. 
Dunedln Troupe, Orpheum, Oakland. 
Dunne, Thoa. P., 128 R. II. N. Y. 
Dunham, Healln A Barardl, Jolly Glrla, B. B. 
'Duncan, A. *>., 20, Orpheum, Boetou. 
Dunoon, Tom, Bingllug Bros.. C.« R. 
Duncan A Hoffman, Bijou, Flint, Mich. 
Dunn, James, 464 W. 51. N. Y. 
Dupres, Fred, Auditorium, Lynn. 
Dupree, George A Llbby. 228 W. 26, N. Y. 
Dnpree, Jeanette, 164 Fulton, Brooklyn. 
Duttoas, Throe. Ringllng Broa., C. R. 

Brkel A Do Pree, 129 Stockholm. Brooklyn. 
Edmonds A Haley. 308 B. 60. Chicago. 
Bdmonds A Menle, 308 B. 60. Chicago. 
Edwards, M. AC. K.. Hippodrome. Buffalo, indef 
Bdwards, Robert M., A Family, 114 W. 109, N. Y. 
Bdwards, Jennie. Bowery Burlesquers, B. R. 
Bdwards, Ralph. Parisian Widows, B. B. 
Bdwards A Vsughan, 2089 Lawrence, Phila. 
Bhrendall Bros., 1844 Lefflngwell. St. Louie. 
Hustle Trio, Majeatic, Pittsburg, indef. 

Eldrldge. Press, Orpheum, Oakland. 

Bltiege, Julian, Colonial, Norfolk, Va. 

Elliott A West, 2902 Ellsworth, Phils. 

Bller, Glole, Fay Foster. B. R. 

BUlott, Belalr A Elliott, Harry Bryant's. B. B. 

Elleworth 4, Tiger Lilies, B. B. 

Emerald, Moole. Palace, Halifax, Bng. 

Kmerald Trio, 448 Central Are., Brooklyn. 

Erteraon A Baldwin, Hotel Churchill, N. Y. 

Emernon A Wright, .Kansas City. Mo., indef. 

Bmmett, Grade, Bennett' a, Montreal. 

Emperors of Music, Four, 481 W. 24, N. Y. 

Bpps A Loretta. 210 W. 27. N. Y. 

Brb A Stanley, Mollne, 111. 

Brgottl A King, Circus Clnlaelll, Warsaw, Buasts. 

Bameralda, 8 Union Square, N. Y. 

Esmeralda Sisters, Scale, Copenhagen, Den. 

EHpe, Button A Bspe, Orpheum, Baaton, Pa. 

Esterbrooks, The, Mtos N. Y., Jr., B. B. 

Eetelle A Wills, Jolly Grass Widows, B. B. 

Eugene Trio, 816 B. Orange Grove, Pasadena, Cal. 

Eugene A Mar, 1T46 W. 108. Chicago. 

Evans, Chae. E., Orpheum, Los Angelea. 

Brans A Lloyd, 923 B. 12. Brooklyn. 

Evans. Billy, Colonial Belles. B. B. 

Brers, Geo. W., Ill Laraca, San Antonio. 

Everett, Ruth, Ideals, B. R. 

Everett, Sophie, A Co.. Orpheum, Butte. 

Baler, Carrie, Tiger Lilies, B. B. 

Fagan A Meriam, Shirley, Mass., indef. 

Fairchilda. Mr. A Mrs.. Star, McKeea Rocks, Pa. 

PeJardaux. Camllle, 691 Saratoga, B. Boa ton. 

Falke A Coo, Jolly Grass Widows, B. B. 

Falke. Elinor, Orpheum, St. Paul. 

Fantas, Two, Windsor, St. Paul. 

Fanton Trio, 266 B. Brio. Chicago. 

Fart, Dare. 615 W. 6, Cincinnati. 

Farrell. Chsrlle. 882 Main, W. Everett, Mass. 

FarreU. Billy. Moea A Stoll. Bag. 

Fasacoa, Four, Barnum A Bailey. O. B- 

Faust Brothers, Bijou, Decatur, 111. 

Favera. Marguerite, Saratoga Hotel, Chicago. 

Fay, Bay F., Alamo, Cedar Rapids, la., indef. 

Fay, Ooley A Fay, 1558 Broadway, New York. 

Faye, Elsie, Keith's, Providence. 

Fell, Pearl Cleone, Palace Hotel, Chicago. 

Felix A Barry, Orpheum, St. Paul. 

Fentelle A Carr, Poll'a, Springfield. 

Ferguson, Dave, Mlsa N. Y., Jr., B. B. 

Ferguson A Du Pree, Lyric, Corpus Chriati, Tex. 

Ferrsrd, Grace, 217 Warsaw, Chicago. 

Ferrell Bros.. People's, Cedar Rapids. 

"Ferry," O. H., Hastings, Neb. 

Fiddler A Shelton, Bijou, Saginaw. 

Field Boys, Hathaway'a, Maiden. 

Fielda, W. C, Keith's, Portland. 

Fields, Will H.. Orpheum, Chllllcothe, O. 

Fiiaon A Brrol, 122 So. Austin. Chicago. 

Fink. Henry. Whitney'a Detroit. 

Fisher. Mr. A Mrs. Perkins, Varieties, Terre 

Fisher. Robert. Lady Birds. B. B. 
Fisher A Berg, Bents- Sent ley B. B. 
Fisher Troupe, Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 
Flske A McDonough, 758, Jennings, N. Y. 
Fitsgerald A Qulnn, Trans-Atlantic. B. R. 
Fltsgersld A Wilson, 25, Family. Butte. 
Flatow A Dunn. 128 W. 96th, N. Y. 
Fleming, May Agnes. White's Gaiety Girls, B. B. 
Piemen A Miller, Kentucky Belles. B. K. 
Fletcher. Charlea Leonard, 14, Lelceater, London. 
Flora, Mildred, Night Owls, B. B. 
Flynn, Cy. Brigadiers, B. R. 
Flynn, Jss. A.. 1216 Penn Are.. Washington. 
Florede, Nolle. 241 W. 48. N. Y. 
F'orencea, Six. Barnum A Bailey. 0. B. 
Foley, Jack, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 
For her The Marvel, 153 W. 9, So. Boston. 
•'Fords. Famous." 391 Gates, Brooklyn. 
Foreman. Edgar A Co.. Blka Club. N. Y. 
Foster, George, Majeatic, Little Rock. 
Foater A Dog. K. A P. 125th St., N. Y. 
Forda, Four, Bennett' a, Ottaws. 
fox A Gray, Star. 8tapleton, L. I. 
Fox, Will H., Palace, Halifax, England. 
Fox. Will H.. 14 Leicester at., London. Bng. 
Fox A Hughas. Empire. Boise, Idaho, Indef. 
Fox. Will. Lady Birds. B. R. 
Foster, Geo. I., ,2980 York. Philadelphia. 
"Four Forda," Bennett' a, Montreal. 
Fowler, Alloc. Brigadiers, B. B. 
Frank. George, Lady Birds. B. B. 
Franklin. Blllle. 708 7, S. W. Wsah. D. C. 
Frsns. Cogswell A Franx. 246 W. 21, N. Y. 
Francla, Harry, Jolly Glrla. B'. R. 
Friend A Downing. K. A P.. Troy, N. Y. 
Frederick Bros. A Burns, Orpheum, Oakland. 
Fredians, Great, Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 





Frellgh. Llssie, Trana-Atlantic 8, B. R. 

Frey A Allen, Ideals, B. R. 

Fredo A Dare. 207 B. 14. N. Y. 

Frederick. Snyder A Poole. 200 N. Gay, Baltimore. 

Frevoli. Frederick. 148 Mulberry, Cincinnati. 

Frey Trio, Majeatic, Topeka. 

Froato. Chris., 917 W. 6, Faribault. Minn. 

Fuklno Troupe, Brigadiers, B. B. 

Fulton, May. 120 W. 116. N. Y. 

Fuller, Ida, Colonial, N. Y. 

Gardiner Children, Palace Hotel, Chicago. 

Gardiner, Jack, Orpheum, Minneapolis. 

Gardner A Laweon, 1214 2nd N., Nashville. 

Garden A Sotners, Toreadors, B. R- 

Gardlner A Vincent, Coliseum, London, Bng. 

Gath, Carl A Brma, Bijou. La Crosse. 

Gsbrlel A Co., Orpheum, Los Angelea. 

Gaffney Dancing Glrla, Alamo, Birmingham. 

Qagnoux, The, Staub'a, Knoxvllle. 

Galando, 82 Sumner, Brooklyn. 

Gale, Franklyn, Orpheum, Butte. 

Gallagher A Barrett. Columbia, Cincinnati. 

Galletti's Monkeys, Orpheum, Omaha. 

Galloway, Albert E., Davis, Braddock, Pa. 

Galloway. Bert, Davis, Braddock. Ps. 

Gardner, Eddie, 27 High, Newark. 

Gardner, Andy, Bohemians, B. B. 

Gardner, Arllne. 1958 N. 8. Phila. 

Gardner A Maddern. 208 American Bldg., Seattle. 

Gardiner*. Three, Gaiety, So. Cbicsgo. 

Carte lie Bros.. 416 S. Main, Gloversvllle. N. Y. 

Gavin. Piatt A Peaches. 4417 3d Are., N. Y. 

Gaylor A Graff. 244 W. 16, N. Y. 

Gaylor, Bobby, 5602 5th Ave., Chicago. 

Gaylor, Otms.. 768 17, Detroit. 

Gehrue, May me, A Co.. 200 B. 88. N. Y. 

Gelger A Walters, Poll'a, Springfield. 

Genaro A Band, Albambra, N. Y. 

Geromes, The, Barnum A Bailey, O. R. 

Gibson, Fay,- Standard, Davenport, la., indef. 

Gillette Sisters, 60 Manhattan. N. Y. 

Gibson, Sydney C, Colonial, Blchmond, Va. 

Gilmalre, Garvin. 59 W. Eagle, B. Boston. 

Gilmore, Stella, Jolly Girls, B. R. 

Girsrd A Gardner, Haymarket, Chicago. 

Gladstone, Ida. 385 W. 50. N. Y. 

Glocker, Okas. A Anna, Rents Santley. B. B. 

Godfrey A Henderson, 27, Grand, Nashville. 

Goets, Nat., 1818 Tree. Donors, Pa. 

Golden Gate Quintet, 846 W. 09. N. Y. 


Harcourt, Delay, Orpheum, Loo Angeles. 

llarcourt, Frank, 44 Pleasant, Worcester. 

liardlg Bros., Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 

Hart, Fred, 898 8th Are.. N. Y. 

Hart, J. C., A Co., Tiger Lilies. B. B. 

Hart. Sadie. 1163 Jackson, N. Y. 

Hart. Willie A Edith. 1918 8. 11. Philadelphia. 

1 1 art sell, George, Ringllng Bros., C. B. 

Harland A Bollinaon, 16 Bepton, Manchester, 

Harlowe, Beatrice, Moon Light Maids, B. B. 

Harrtty A Herr. 146 Luna, E. Liberty, Pa. 

Harson, Julea, Yankee Doodle Girls, B. B. 

Harrington. Hilda, Rose Sydell. B. B. 

Harris, Bobby. Toreadors, B. R. 

Harris, Charley. Harry Bryant's, B. R. 

Harris, Hat tie, Keer O. H., Haatlnga, Nob. 

Harrison Minnie, Brigadier, B. B. 

Harvey A De Vora, Rlalto Rounders, B. B. 

Harvey, Elsie, Hathaway'a Maiden. 

Harvey, Harry, 8110 Cottage Grove Are., Chicago. 

Haskell, Loney, Orpheum, Los Angeles. 

Hassan Ben All's Arabs, Columbia, St. Louis. 

Hawkeua, John, Orpheum, Lima, O. 

Hayes A Carew, Bohemians, B. B. 

Hsyea A Haley, 147 W. 127. N. Y. 

Hayea, Ed. C, Grand, Hamilton, O. 

Hayes, Edmund, Jolly Glrla, B. R. 

Haynea, Beatrice. Broadway Gaiety Glrla, B. B. 

Hayea A Wynn, 10 Audubon. N. Y. 

Hayman A Franklin, Popular, London. 

Hesley, Tim, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Healy A Vance, 210 W. 106. N. Y. 

Heath, Tbos. Gslner, Colonial, Lawrence. 

Hearn, Tom, Palace, Glasgow, Scot. 

Ilechi A Ardo, Ringllng Bros.. C. R. 

Hell man, Ben J., Toreadors, B. B. 

Heath A Emerson, 200 Berriman. Brooklyn. 

Hofron. Tom, Lyric, Terre Haute. 

Helm Children, Family, Butte. 

Helston. Wally A Lottie, 1908 Columbia, Phila. 

Henry A Elliott, 4925 Cypress, Pittsburg. 

Henry A Francis, 45 W. 98. N. Y. 

Henry, Harry F.. Scenic, Revere Beach, Mass. 

Henry, Boethlng, St. Charles Hotel, Chicago, 

Henry A Young, 270 W. 89. N. Y. 

Herbert, Mabel, 404 Mate. Worborn, Mo. 

Herron. Bertie, Orpheum, Suit Lake. 

Herrmsnn, Adelslne, Young's, Atlantic City. 

Herrmann, Adelaide, oung's Atlantic City. 

Hewlettes, The, Standard, Ft. Worth, indef. 

Hewlottea. The, 806 Are. G. Council Bluffs, la. 

Herbert Bros.. Three, 1008 Broadway, N. Y. 

Heltaman, Julia. Imperiale, B. B. 

VARIETY Prints No Roate Not Received Direct 

•rjos tor's Nest Wssk (April 20th). 

Golden A Hughes, Acme, Sacramento. 
Golems, Six, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 
Goforth A Doyle, 1929 Broadway, Brooklyn. 
Golden. Marta, Gerard Hotel. N. Y. 
Goolmans, Musical, Continental Hotel, Chicago. 
Gordon, Cliff, Orpheum, San Francisco. 
Gordon A Shnckhorn, 220 W. 27, New York. ' 
Gordon A Marx, 236 W. 88, N. Y. 
Gordon, Amy, Boss Sydell, B. R. 
Gordon, Msx, Reeves' Beauty Show, B. B. 
Gorman A West, Orpheum, Memphis. 
Goes, John, Bijou, Battle Creek. 
Gossans. Bobby. 400 So. Smith, Cob. O. 
Gotham Comedy Quartet, City Sports, B. B. 
Graces, Two, Miner's Americans, B. R. 
Grant, Anna, Pat White's Oalejy Girls, B. B. 
Grant. Sydney. 10 W. 60, N. Y. 
Grsbowsky, Robert, French Maids. B. R. 
Graham, Geo. W., Scenic, Providence, indef. 
Gray A Graham, 1003 Broadway, N. Y. 
Grace, Llsxle, Miner's Americans, B. R. 
Granuon, Ha, Johnstown, Pa. 
Greve A Green, 409 Nicollet, Minneapolis, 
Greene, George, Ringllng Bros. ,C. R. 
Green, Ssm, White's Gaiety Glrla, B. R. 
Gregg, Frank, Tiger Lilies, B. B. 
Gregory, Geo. L., A Co., 948 Lorimer, Brooklyn. 
Gregory's Fire, Albambra, Paris. 
Grimes. Tom A Gertie, 1610 No. Front, Phila. 
Grore. Chae. L., 347 Wash., Chatnberaburg,' Pa. 
Gruet. Jack, Al. Marie Ideals, B. R. 
Guertln, Louis. Metropolitan Hotel, Brockton. 

Haines A Buaoell, 948 Muakego, Milwaukee. 
Hall. Alfred. Rolllckers. B. R. 
Hell, Harry. Ringllng Bros., 0. B. 
Hall, Geo. F., 180 Center, Boston. 
Hale A Harty, 819*4 Indiana, Indianapolis. 
Hale, Lillian. A Co., 27 Bijou. Winnipeg. 
Halley A McKlnnon. Lady Birds. B. R. 
Haley, Harry R„ 286 Ogden. Chicago. 
Hal perl ne, Nan. 569 6th Are., N. Minneapolla. 
Hammond, Flossie, French Mslds. B. R, 
Hammond A Forrester. 101 W. 88, N. Y. 
Hanlon A Lewis, 121 W. 116, N. Y. 
Hannon. Billy. 729 No. Western, Chicago. 
Hsney. Edith A Lee. Jr., 4118 Winona, Dearer. 
Hanson A Nelson, 892 40th, Brooklyn. 
Hanvey. Clark A Prideau, Saratoga, Chicago. 
Harris A Randall, Palace Hotel, Chicago. 

Hesa Sisters, 208 W. 00. N. Y. 

Hlatt Family, Fern, New Castle. Ind. 

Hickman, George, Pearl River, N. Y. 

Hies t and, Ohas. F. ( 2639 Iowa Are., St. Louis. 

Hill, Edmonds Trio, 262 Nellaon. New Brunswick. 

Hill. Cherry A Hill. 258 W. 84, N. Y. 

Hlld. Irene, 148 Morgan. Buffalo. 

Milliard, Robert, Temple, Detroit. 

Hlllman A Floyd, 213 W. 62. N. Y. 

Hlltona, Marveloua, Fay Foster, B. B. 

Hlllyers, Three, 792 Bay 25, Bensonhurst. 

Hlnea A Remington, Harrison, N. Y. 

Hirsh. Eatelle, 4580 Prairie, Chicago. 

Hobeon, Cecele Lois, Bijou, La Crosse. 

Hobson A Macnlchol. 78 3d Ave.. N. Y. 

Hobeon. Mr. A Mrs., Ringllng Bros., C. B, 

Hobelmau, Martin, Harry Bryant's. B. R. 

Hoch. Emil, A Co., Empire, Peterson. 

Hodglu, Alberta. Ringllng Bros., C. R, . 

Hoffmane, Cyclln, Majestic, Topeka. 

Holman Broa., Teatro Orsin. CJrco Bello, Mexico. 

Hoi man, Harry, Orpheum, Vancouver, B. 0. 

Holmes A Holllson, Staub'a, Knoxvllle. 

Hollm.ay. Art. G.. Springfield, indef. 

Holt. A if., Moss-Stoli Tour. England, thdef. 

Hope, Marjorle, Princess, Columbus, O. 

Hoover, Lilian, 211 B. 14, N. Y. 

Horton A La Trlaka, 300 9th, Long Island. 

Horton A La Trlaka, Novelty, Topeka. 

Horton & Linder, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

Houston. Frits. Vogel'a Minstrels. 

Howard's Pony A Dogs, Orpheum, Baaton, Pa. 

Howard, Harry A Mae, Howard, Boaton. 

Howard A Cameron, 479 No. Clinton. Rochester. 

Howard A Eaber, 881 N. Artlaen, Chicago. 

Honan A Kearney, Orientals. B. B. 

Howard Broa., Temple, Ft. Wayne. 

Howard A Howard. Keith's, Phila. 

Howard A St. Clair. Charing Cross Rd., I/ondffls, 

Howard, Jos. B.. Aleds. 111., Indef. 

Howard. May, Renta-Stanley, B. R. 

Howard. Geo. F.. 8406 8cranton Rd.. Cleveland. 

Howell A Webster, 1853 Broadway. N. Y. 

Hoyle, William. 16 5, Attlehoro. Mass. 

Hoyt. Francos A Co.. Sherman House, Chicago. 

Hoyt A McDonald. Star, Chicago. 

Hudson Bros., 1887 Maple, Canton, O. 

Huehn. Musical. 1508 Broadway, N. Y. 

Huegel Bros., Lyric. Houston. 

Hughes, Florence. Harry Bryant's, B. R. 

Hughes. Mr. A Mrs. Nick, Jsmalcs, L. I. 

Huested, Sadie, Yankee Doodle Girls, B. B. 

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(Continued from page 17.) 
wake. A first rate supporting company is 

Ida Fuller closed the program, and on 
Monday night it was after eleven o'clock 
when her number appeared. A few of the 
audience started to leave, but after the 
first glance remained standing in the rear. 
Miss Fuller's spectacular dances are be- 
yond criticism. Her act stands head and 
shoulders above anything of its kind 
shown to date. 

Williard iSimms and Company caught 
most of their laughs after the rough-house 
wall-paper stunt was over. The bur- 
lesque comic opera bit in "one" pulled 
them through. 

Shean and Warren followed the Simms 
sketch, but it didn't have a very depress- 
ing effect. "Quo Vadis Upside Down" 
played to its usual percentage of laughs 

"The Watermelon Trust" gave the bill 
a smashing send-off. There are many 
things that could be corrected in the spe- 
cialty. The two girls who work should 
be obliged to wear a different style of hair 
dress and the one who doesn't work should 
be left out altogether. The second cos- 
tume change by the women is not what 
it should be. The two men work nicely, as 
do the women, and the act could be made 
to stand top notch of its colored kind. 


Huetterman. Mlw. Fnmum A Ralley C. R. 
Hunter A Duncan. 221 Downey, Indianapolis. 
Hurley*. Hie, 185ft So. Orange. Newark. 
Huston. Arthur. Pantajre*. 8eattle. lndef. 
Hyde, Mr. & Mra., Chemo Lake, Clifton. Me. 
Hyde. Walt. M.. A Co., 8808 0. Pittsburg. 
Hylande. Three, 28 Oaborn. Danbnry. Conn. 

lmhoff A Carlo we, Empire. B. R. 

Imperial Musical Trio, Orpheum, Mansfield, O. 

Imperial Viennese Troupe, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

International Entertainer*. Four, Jolly Girl*. B. R. 

In man. The Greet. 312 W. 24. N. T. 

"In Old Seville." K. A P. 5th Are., N. Y. 

Italia, 886 Maes.. Beaton. 

Jack Lew A Bre., 9249 So. Chicago, So. Chicago. 
Jackson Family, Rlngllng Bros.. C. R. 
Jackson, Harry A Kate, Union Sq., N. Y. 
Jacoha A Sardel, 1240 Franklin. N. 8. Pittsburg. 
Jacobs A West, Bam Devere. B. R. 
James, Byron, Bijou, Flint, Mich., lndef. 
Jenkins A Clark, Box 205, Appleton, Wla. 
Jennings, Arthur, 492 Manhattan, N. Y. 
Jennings A Jewell, Knickerbockers, B. R. 
Jennings A Renfrew, J38 Spruce, Chelaea, Mass. 
Jennlnga, William, White's Gaiety Girls, B. R. 
Jerome, Nat. 8., 1287 Washington, N. Y. 
Jess, John W.. Lid Lifters, B. R. 
Jewette, Hayes A Llnd, Amhurst, N. S. 
Johnson Bros. A Johnson, Star, St. Mary's, Pa. 
Johnson, Cheater, 888 8d Are., N. Y. 
Johnson, George, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 
Johnson, Geo., 8cribn<>r's Big Show, B. R. 
Johnson, Jea* P., 822 So. 4, Camden, N. J. 
Johnson, Mark, 6499 14th, Brooklyn. 
Johnson, Musical, Apollo, Pusseldorf, Ger. 
Johnson. Phil, Brigadiers, B. R. 
Johnstone, Lortence, Temple, Ft. Wayne. 
Jolaon, Al.. Majestic, Dallas. 
Jones A Sutton, Hathaway's, Brockton. 
Jorden, Tom. Lady Birds, B. R. 
Jordan Troupe, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 
Joyces, The, 24, Somerset, Boston. 
Jules A Margon. Barlow Minstrels. 

Kallnowaki Brea., Trans- At Ian tic, B. R. 

Kalmo, Chas. A Ada, May wood, N. J. 

Karland, Great, 898 W. Highland, Norfolk. 

Karno, Fred, A Co., Poll's, Bridgeport. 

Kealey, Doe, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Keatie, Warren, Armory, Blnghamton. 

Kern tons, Three, 229 W. 38, N. Y. 

Keegan A Mack, 1588 Broadway, N. Y. 

Keely Broe., Shea'a, Buffalo. 

Kelfe, Zests. 808 W. 186. N. Y. 

Keene, Juggling, 1860 Boston Rd., N. Y. 

Keeue A Adams, Poll's, Worcester. 

Keene, Mattle, A Co., 10 W. 182. N. Y. 

Kelly A Kent, G. O. 11.. Indianapolis. 

Kelly, Joha T.. Blmlmrat, L. I. 

Kelly A Rose, 40 W. 28. N. Y. 

Kelly, M. J., 46 Johnson. Brooklyn. 

Kelly & Mansey Co., Bijou, Superior, Wla. 

Kelly, Walter C, 27, Palace, 1-ondon, Bng., lndef. 

Kelly A Asbby, Palace. Dundee, Scotland. 

Keogh A Francis. Orpneum. Omaha. 

Keller. Major, Poll's, Waterbury, lndef. 

Kennedy Bros. A Mac, 32 Second, Dover, N. H. 

Kennedy A Wllkens, 1553 Broadway. N. Y. 

Keno A D'Arrllle. G. 0. II .. Indianapolis. 

Keno, Welsh A Melrose, Haymarket, Chicago. 

Kenton, Dorothy. Orpheum, New Orleans. 

Kerslake, Ml. Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Kherna, Arthur H., Revere House, Chicago. 

Klein, Geo.. Empire Show. B. R. 

Klein. Ott Bros. A Nicholson. 253 W. 34. N. Y. 

Klien A Clifton, 202 W. 89, New York. 

Ktcbl A Haghl, Rlngllng Bros.. C. R. 

Kimball A Donovan. 118 Northampton, Boston. 

Klogsburys, The, 1568 Broadway. N. Y. 

King A Douglas. Haabrouck Heigh ta, N. J. 

King. 8am A Nellie. 2374 Pitkin, Brooklyn. 

Mur. Ners, 848 N. Clark, Chicago. 

IvIiimmm. The, 21 E. 20, N. Y. 

I tralfo. Gum. 1710 Third, EWsnsvllle. 

Klrscuhorm*. 207 So. 18, Omaha. 

Knight, Fraud*. 228 W. 45, N. Y. 

Kulgbt A Sawtelle. K. A P. 5th Are., N. Y. 

Know leu, Harry, 1558 Broadway, N. Y. 

Knox, W. H., Elyslan Grove, Tucaon. Aria. 

Kooper, Harry J., Moon Light Maida. 

Kokin, Mignonette, Orpheum, Omaha. 

Koklu, l'rlnce, 8hea's, Toronto. 

Kulfage, Duke, Crystal, El wood. Ind., lndef. 

Koppe A Martha. 216 E. $6, N. Y. 

Koppe, 8., 215 E. 86. N. ¥. 

Kraft, Gus, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Kratous, The, Albambra, N. Y. 

Krause, Emma, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Kretore, Family, Butte. 

Kurtis-Busse, BIJou, Lansing, Mich. 


La Blanc, Bertrane, Grand. Sacramento, lndef. 

La Centra A La Rue. 682 E. 18. K. Y. 

La Clair A West, Dreamland, Reading, O. 

La DHI.-s. Four, BIJou. Flint, Mich. 

La Nole Bros., 212 E. 14, N. Y. 

Lafleur A Dogs. 57 Hanover, Providence. 

Lakola A Lorain, Sheatorlum, Birmingham. 

Lalllvette A Co., Stratton, Middletown, N. Y. 

La Mgr, Sadie, Rollickera, B. R. 

Lambert A Wiliiame, 149 E. 22, N. Y. 

Lamb A King, 868 State, Chicago. 

Lamb's Manikins. 465 Pippin, Portland, Ova. 

Lampe Bros., Villa Raao, Abeeeon, N. J. 

Larex, Joseph, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Larkins A Burns, Majestic, Dallas. 

Latona, Frank, Empire, Leeds, Bng. 

Lawler A Daughters, 100 W. 103, N. Y. 

La Blanche, Great, Hotel Light, Chattanooga. 

La Gnsta, 24, Harmon, L. I. 

La Mase Bros., Keith's, Portland. 

1m Raab A Scottie, 833 Loeurft. Johnstown, Pa. 

Laredo A Blake. 826 B. 14. N. Y. 

La Marche, Frankle, 486 E. 26, Chicago. 

la Rague Sisters. Barnum A Bailey. C. R. 

Latoy Bros.. Jolly Grass Widows, B. B. 

Lane Trio, Vogal's Minstrels. 

La Van A La Valette, Majestic, Pittsburg, lndef. 

La Rex, Wonderful, Clara Turner Stock Co. 

La Van Trio, Barnum A Bailey. C. R. 

La Veen, Cross A Co., BIJou, Winnipeg. 

La Velle A Grant. 226 B..14. N. Y. 

La Vine Clmariu Trio, Majestic, Johnstown. 

Lsvette A Doyle, 840 N. 2, Hamilton, O. 

Lakola, Harry H., Box 76. San Fernando, Cal. 

Lavine A Hurd. Near Century Maida, B. R. 

Lsngdons, The, 704 6th Are., Milwaukee. 

Laughing Blanco, Brigadiers, B. R, 

Lawrence, Pete. AL Reeves' Big Show, B. R. 

La Gray, Dollie, BIJou, Racine. Wis., iadef. 

Lawrence, Bert, 8 Laurel, Rrabuajr, liana. 

Lee, James P., Empire, San Francisco, lndef. 

Lee. Madllien, French Maids, B. B. 

Lee Tung Foo, 1223 2d. E. Oskland. 

La Veola. Chase's. Washington. 

Leahy, Frank W., Manhattan. Norfolk. Va., Iadef. 

Leeds, Adelaide, Parisian Widows, B. R. 

La Dent, Champagne Girls. B. R. 

Le Hlrt, Mons, 326 Clifford, Rochester. 

Lesmy Ladles, Barnum A Bailey. C. R. 

I^lgh, Andrew, Lady Birds. B. B. 

Leigh, Lisle A Co., Grand, Victoria, B. C. 

Lelghtona, Three, Orpheum, San Francisco. 

Leigh tone. Three, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Leonl A Leonl, 10 B. 7th, Cincinnati. 

Leonard. Jamea F., Yankee Doodle Girls, B. R. 

Leonard, Grace, Orpheum, Altoona. 

Leonard, Gus, Acme, Sacramento, lndef. 

Leontlna, Marie, 17 B. 97. N. Y. 

Leonsrd, Chas. F., Lyric, E. Liverpool, O. 

Leonore A St. Claire, 4948 Bnston. St. Louis. 

Leonard A Drake, 1899 Park PL, Brooklyn. 

LeBoy A Woodford, 2417 Wylle Are., Pittsburg. 

Lea Bast lens, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Lea Can-ays, 19 Perry, Pittsburg. 

Les Jsroles, Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 

Leslie, Bert, A Co., Hammersteln's, N. Y. 

Leslie A Pattee, Majestic, Augusts, Ga. 

Leslie A Williams, Princess, Columbus, O. 

Lester, Bill. Brigadiers. B. R. 

Lester A Moore. Brigadiers. B. R. 

Lester, Will, 281 John R., Detroit. 

Levy, Bert, Majestic, Des Moines. 

Levy, Mrs. Jules, and Family, 162 W. 98, N. Y. 

Leyden, Margaret. 8647 Vernen. Chicago. 

Levan. Miss H.. Barnum A Bailey. C. R. 

Levllle A Sinclair, K. A P. 58th St.. N. Y. 

Lewis A Cbspln, Columbia, Cincinnati. 

Lewis A Harr, 131 W. 16, N. Y. 

Lewis, Oscar, White's Gaiety Glrla, B. R. 

Lewis. Phil., 121 W. 116. N. Y. 

Lewis A Thompson, Merry Maidens, B. R. 

Le Fevre — St. John, 208 American Bldg.. Seattle. 

Le Witt A Ashmore, Majestic, Houston. 

Llbbey A Trayer, 802 W. 47. N. Y. 

Llna A Calljul, Fay Foster, B. R. 

Lincoln, BUI, Singling Bros., C. R. 

Linn, Bonn, Half Dime, Jersey City, N. J., lndef. 

Livingstone. Three, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Llewellyn A Walters, Orpheum, Canton, O. 

Llngerman, Samuel A Lucy. 70S N. 5, Phlla. 

Lloyd. Herbert, 28 Wellington. Strand. London. 

Loder, Chaa. A., Rose Lawn, Areola, Pa. 

Lois. 100 W. 86. N. Y. 

Lomieon. Williard. 228 Montgomery, Jersey City. 

Long, John, Family. Erie, Pa., lndef. 

Louise and Dottle, Bowery Burlesquera, B. R. 

Lovltts. The. 314 Beverly rd., Brooklyn. 

Lownnda, A. G., Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 

Lowe, Musical, Grand, Tacoma, Wash. 

Lowry. Mr. A Mrs. Rd., 44 F. Cross, Baltimore. 

Lucas, Jlinmle. Orpheum, Boston. 

Lnckle A Yoa«t. 389 Sumpter, Brooklyn. 

Luce A Luce. Pastor's, N. Y. 

l/ucler. Marguerite, Qulncy Adams Sawyer Co 

l.ucler*. Four. Onset. Mass. 

Lucy A Lector, Poll's, Wsterbury. 

Lnigi Plcaro Trio. 460 Adolpb, Brooklyn. 

"Luis King," 14 Marlborough Rd., London, Bng. 

Luts Bros., 18 Grant. Corona, N. Y. 

Lukens, 4. Beading. Pa. 

Lynton. Chris., Empire. Los Angeles, lndef. 

Lyons A Cnllum. 217 W. 10. N. Y. 

Lyres. Three, Gaiety, Galesburg, 111. 









Mack, Wilbur, Olympic, Chicago. 
Macarte Sisters, Orpheum, Los Angeles. 
Mack, Billy, 806 Third, N. Y. 
Macks, Two, Howard, Boston. 
Mack A Dougal, 1658 Broadway, N. Y. 
Mac Fsdyen A Mac Kadyen, 818 So. Bin. B'klyn. 
Mack, Jamea, Wesley, Rose Sydell, B. B. 
Madden -Fit spa trick Co., Proctor's, Albany. 
Madder n. Joseph, 138 W. 47, N. Y. 
Madcaps, Winkler's, 104 B. 14, N. Y. 
MscDonaugb, Ethel, 08 W. 107, N. Y. 
Mahr, Agnes, 20, Orpheum, San Francisco. 
Ma Dell A Corbley. 116 Howard, Buffalo. 
"Madle" 403 W. 81, N. V. 
Magulre, H. 8., Kingston, Jamaica. 
Makarenkoa Duo, 306 B. 5. N. Y. 
Malchow, Geo.. BIJou, Oehkosh, Wis., lndef. 
Malvern Troupe, Whites Gaiety Glrla, B. R. 
Manbasset Comedy Four. Rose Sydell, B B. 
Manley A Norrla, S17 Walnut, Hamilton. O. 
Manhattan Banjo Trio, 305 W. 127, N. Y. 
Manning A Blrdsong, Grand, Nashville. 
Mantell's Marionettes, 8413 Colby, Everett, Wash. 
Msrdo Trio, Rlngllng Bros'. C. It. 
Marguerite A Hanley. Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 
Mario Trio. Washington Society Glrla, B. B. 
Marlon A Pearl, Clifton Hotel, Clifton. N. J. 
Marks, Clarence, Broadway Gaiety Glrla, B. R. 
Marlon A Lillian, Tiger Lillles, B. B. 
Marlowe. Plunkett A Co., 27 Gaylord. Dorchester. 
Marnello Mornlts Troupe, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 
Marno Trio, 104 W. 14. N. Y. 
Marsh. Joe, 3122 Lucas. St. Louis. 
Marshall, Bert, 238 Splcer. Akron, O. 
Marshall A King. Bentz-Ssntley, B. It. 
Martin. Dave A Percle, 8080 Indiana, Chicago. 
Martynne, C. B., Orpheum, Leavenworth, lndef. 
Martynne, Great. Rose Sydell. B. B. 
Martin A Crouch, Family, Helena, Mont. 
Martini A Maximilian. Yankee Doodle Girls, B. R. 
Marty, Joe, 1623 Hancock. Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Marrder. Lena, Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 
Marriott Twins. Hippodrome, Boston. 
Mary A Petroff, Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 
Mason, Art, Brigadiers, B. B. 
Mason A Bart. Victor House, Chicago. 

Mason A Doran, Bheedy's, Fall River. 
Mason A Keeler, Poll's, Springfield. 
Masons, Four, People's, Cedar Baplds. 
.MuMjueria Sisters, Three, 83d, Chicago. 
Mathleu, Juggling, Star, Muncle, Ind. 
Mathews, Joca, Yankee Doodle Glrla, B. R. - 
Maxwell A Dudley, 100 W. 06, N. Y. 
May, Arthur O., P. O. Box 588, Horman. Okla. 
Mayer, Robert. Moon Light Malda. 
Mayoe, Elisabeth, Harry Bryant's. B. R. 
MacLsrens, Five Musical, Bmplre, Hoboken. 
McAvoy, Harry, Thoroughbreds, B. B. 
McAvoy A Hartley, Stsr, Muncle, Ind. 
McCabe, Jack, Century Glrla, B. R. 
McCabe A Patera, Richmond Hotel, Chicago. 
McCarthy, Myles, Green Room Club, N. Y. 
McCarvera, The, 2888 Dearborn, Chicago. 
McConnell A Simpson, Majestic, Dallas. 
McCoy. Nellie. 657 W. 124, N. Y. 
MrCree Davenport Troupe, Hagenbeck- Wallace. 
McCullough, Walter, Alexander Hotel, Chicago. 
McCune A Grant, 8 Banton, Pittsburg, Pa. 
McFsrland, Frank. 811 W. 148. N. Y. 
McFsrland A McDonald, Colonial Belles. B. B. 
McCsuley, Joe, Wonderland. Minneapolis, lndef. 
McOlnnla Bros., 75 Bradford, Springfield. Msss. 
McGrath A Paige, Orpheum, Beaton, Pa. 
McGregor, Lulu. Grand, Altoona, Pa., lndef. 
McKlnley. Nell. Jersey LUlee. B. B, 
McLaughlin, L. Clslr, gfcartdaavllle. Pa. 
McLeod, Andy. Kentucky Belles. B. R. 
McMshon's Melon Girls, Cook's, Rochester. 
McNally Bros., Rlngllng Bros., C. B. 
McNsmee, Proctor's, Troy. 

McWllllsms, G. It.. Colonial, Lawrence, Mass. 
Meaney, Lottie, A Co., 7 Elm, Charleston. Mass. 
Melville A Hlgglns. 272 So. 2d. Brooklyn. 
Melrose. William. Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 
Melroy Trio, 07 Park, Chicago. 
MelTln Bros.. Kentucky Belles, B. B. 
Menstlans, The, Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 
Monstler, Clown Le, Rlngllng Bros., C. B. 
Mercer, John, Rlngllng Bros., C. B. 
Menitt, Raymond, Empire, Los Angeles, lndef. 
Merrlman Sisters, 012 Beltnfontatn. IndlanapoHa. 
Meers Sisters. Barnum A Bailey. O. B. 
Metiettles, Ten, Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 
Mexano Troupe, Campbell Bros., C. R. 

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MIuco, Al., Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

Middleto.i, G*auys, ILiique, Minneapolis. 

Milkoff Troup*. Hippodrome, Cleveland. 

Mlgnou, Heleue, Empire, St. Paul, lndef. 

Mill*. Joe. Bollicker*, B. R. 

Mills, Wm.. 2tMi Century Maid*. B. R. 

Mllro Brofc., Klugllng Bros., C. R. 

Millard, Frank. Lady Birds, B. R. 

Millard Bros., Cracker jacks, B. R. 

MUlman Trio, Folies Martgoy, Paris. 

Miller, John, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

MUlersbip Bisters, Watson's, B. R. 

Miller, Jack, Casino, Blklns, W. Va. 

Miller, Elisabeth, 1720 \V. 31 PI., Cleveland. 

Millar, Grace. Phillip*'. Richmond, lod., lndef. 

Miller Sister*, Gay Morning Olorie*, B. K. 

Mills A Lewis, 114 E. 11, N. I. 

Mills A Morris, Clarendon Hotel. N. Y. 

Milletts. Tbe, Rlngllug Bros., C. R 

"Military Octette," Orpbeum, Allentown. 

Milton A De Long Sisters, 2454 Irving, Denver. 

M ilinars, Tbe, Arcade, Brownsville, Pa. 

Miner * Coleman, 201 W. 130. N. Y. 

Mitchell A Cain, Oil Sterlirg PI., Brooklyn. 

Mitchell Sinter*. Monarch, Lawton, Okls., lndef. 

Mitchell A Qulnn, 20 Bay 20, Bensonhurst, L. 1. 

Monroe, George, 1063 Broadway, N. Y. 

Monabaus, Dancing, Mualc Hall, Webster, Mass. 

Monle. AL. 8883 Hamilton, Philadelphia. 

MontuHibo A Hurl Falls. Empire, R. R. 

Montruee. Louise. 450 So. Flrwt. Mt. Vernon, N. V. 

Moutaguv's Ockuloos, 54 W. 20, N. Y. 

Montgomery, Geo. P./ Lyric, Hot Springs, lndef. 

Montgout«ry & Moore. 1009 Buttonwood, Phlla. 

Mont ray, 814 Western Ave., Allegheny, Pa. 

Mooney, Harry J.. Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Mooney A Holbein, Ipswich, Bng. 

Moore A Dillon. Fsy Foster, B. R. 

Moore, Tom, Allentown, Allentown, Pa. 

Moorehead, Harry (Dreamland), Norfolk, Va. 

Morette Sisters, 1287 Lee, Philadelphia. 

Morgan A Chester, 1553 Broadway. New York. 

Morgan, Lou, Parisian Belles, B. R. 

Morris A Morton. Dainty Duchess, B. R. 

Morre, Chus.. Lady Birds, B. R. 

Morre. Helen J., Nlgbt Owls, B. B. 

Morrelle, Marie, 1807% Main, Parson*. Kas. 

Morris A Hemmlnguay, Temple, Ft. Wayne. 

Morrison, Geo. N., Temple, Revere Beach, Mass. 

Morse, Billy, Anbenser's, Aberdeen, Wash., lndef. 

Morse-Bon. Orpbeum, Easton, Ps. 

Morton, Fred W., Bennett's, Ottawa. 

Morton, James J., 147 W. 45, N. Y. 

Morton A Elliott, Moss A Stoll Tour, lndef. 

Morton. Ed., Rollicksrs, B. R., Cbum A Muller, Columbia, Cincinnati. 

Mullen A Corell, Columbia, Cincinnati. 

Mullinl Sisters, Washington Society Girls, B. R. 

Monger, Mort. M., Frankfort, Ind. 

Murphy A Andrews, lie Washington Pi., N. Y v 

Muepby A Magee. Ideal*. B. R. 

Murphy A Palmer, 800 3d Ave.. N. Y. 

Murphy A Wlllard, 605 No. 7th. Philadelphia. 

Murphy. Geo. P.. Tiger Lilies, B. R. 

Murray, Elizabeth M.. Orpheum, Sioux City. 

Murray Slaters, 288 W. 52, New York. 

Murray, Wm. W., 228 B. 14, N. Y. 

Murray, Eddie, Fischer's, Los Angeles, lndef. 

Murray. Clayton A Drew. Merry Maiden*. B. R. 

Martha, Lillian, 211 B. 10, N. Y. 

Musketeers, Three, Jolly Graaa Widows, B. R. 

Nsgel A Adams, 13? Wlckrlffe, Newark. 

Narelle, Marie, Cbrlst Church, New Zealand. 

Nat us. Julie, Tiger Lilies, B. R. 

Newn, Tom. A Co.. 420 W. 52. Phils. 

Neff, John, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Nellls. .Will A Chapman, 1652 E. Main, Rochester. 

Nelson- Fa ruuin Troupe, 3141 Beverly rd., Brooklyn. 

Nelson. Kstberlne, 10 How land. Box bury, Mas*. 

Nelson A Egbert, 488 Atlantic. Pittsburg. 

Nelson, Tony, Schumann, Frankfort, Ger. 

Nevada A Eden, 285 W. 43. N. Y. 

Neturo*. Four, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Newell Slaters, Jolly Girls, B. R. 

Newell A Nlblo, 14 Leicester St., London. Eng. 

Xewuiau. Jules, Lady Birds, B. R. 

NewMuiies, Four, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Nichols A Hognn, 1544 Broadway, Brooklyn. 

Nickel. Earl. 345 E. 40, Chicago. 

Nlcolal. Ida, Bohemians, B. R. 

Nlgbt With the Poets. Colonist. Lawrence. 

"Night on a Houseboat," K. A P.. Newark. 

Noble. Billy, 20th Century Maids, B. R. 

Noblette A Marshall, 26, Orpheum, New Orleans. 

Nolan. Fred, Boston Belles, B. R. 

Nolsn, Irvan, 413 N. Madison, Peoria, 111. 

Norman's Juggling Six, Olympic, Chicago. 

North, Bobby, 45 W. 116, N. Y. 

Nosses, Six, 27. K. A P. 123th St., N. Y. 

Notes, Musical, Irwin, Goshen, Ind.; lndef. 

Nugent, Eddie, Trans- At Ian tic. B. R. 

Nugent, J. C. The Oaks. Caual Dover, O. 

Nugeit A Miller, Keltb's, Providence. 

O'Brien-Havel, 616 52, Brooklyn. 
Odell A Hart, 2063 Strand, Green Lake, Wash. 
Odell A Klnley, 8405 CoUlngwood, Toledo. 
Ogden, Helen, 270 Cly bourne, Chicago. 
Olivers, Three, 213 Lincoln, Chicago. 
Olivette, 225 Pacific, Brooklyn. 
Omega. OUIe, Parisian Widows. B. R. 
"Onetta." Park Hotel. Port Chester, N. Y. 
Onthsnk A Blanchetto, P. O., . Boston, Mass. 
Omlsw, Gus, 1'avtllioii, Newcastle, Englsnd. 
O'Nell, Tommle, White's Gaiety Girls, B. R. 
O'Neill. W. A.. Orpbeum, Oakland, lndef. 
O'Neill Trio, Bell. Auckland. 
Ortb A Fern, Orpbeum, San Francisco. 
Olifans, Three. 711 Orchard, Chicago. 
O - Regan. Box 805. Ottawa. Can. 
Orbasany, Irma, Forest Psrk. Kansas City. 
Orloff, Olga, Toreadors, B. R. 
o'Rourke A Marie, Merry Makers. B. R. 
Otto Bros., 10 Howland, Roxbury. Mass. 

Pscheco Family, Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 
Pamahaslka, Prof., 1887 B. Dauphin, Phlla. 
Palfrey A Hoffler, 51 Broadway, Providence. 
Palmer Sisters, 545 Hart, Brooklyn. 
"Paradise Alley," G. O. H., Plttabnrg. 
Parisian Grand Opera Co., 686 Lexington, N. Y. 
Parks, Dick, 1268 B. 26, Los Angeles. 
Pat ton. Orace, Rolllckers. B. R. 


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Patty Bros., Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

Puuliiiettl A Plquo, 242 Franklin, Phlla. 

Pauline. Danville, N. Y. 

Pendletons. Tbe, 185 Pittsburg. New Castle. 

l'ero & Wilson, 885 Temple, Washington, 0. 

Pearl, Kalhryn. Rolllckers. B. R. 

Pearl. Violet, Rolllckers, B. R. 

Pedersou Bros., 028 1st, Milwaukee. 

Pelota, The, 161 Westminster, Atlantic City. 

Pepper Twins, Lindsay, Out., Can. 

Perkins, David F., 222 Eastern, Portland, Me. 

Perklna, Walter E., 208 American Bldg., Seattle. 

Perry A White. Mlsa N. Y.. Jr., B. R. 

Perry, Clayton, Ideals, B. R. 

Perry, Frank L., Casino, Altoona, Pa. 

Persone, Cumille, Bijou. Decatur, HI. 

Petching Bros., Olympic, Chicago. 

Peters, Phil A Nettie, 107 E. 31, N. Y. 

Phllbrouks A Reynolds, 220 E. 78. N. Y. 

Phillips A Farlardeau, Casino, Carnegie, Pa. 

Phillips, J, H.. 10 W. 182. N. Y. 

Phillips Sisters, Majestic, B. R. 

"Piauophlends," Orpheum, St. Paul. 

Plercy A Fulda. 1026 Peterson, Baltimore. 

Pike, Lester, Brigadiers, B. R. 

Pike. May. Brigadiers. B. R. 

Polrer'a Three, 12 Notre Dame, Montreal. 

Pollard, Jeanne. World Beaters, B. R. 

Pollard, W. !>., Majestic, Dallas. 

"Polly Pickles Pets." 28, Orpheum, Omaha. 

Pongo A Leo, Majestic, Houston. 

Posner, Allan H., 486 Central Park W., N. Y. 

Potter A Harris. 27, Pastor'a, N. Y. 

Powers Bros., 15 Trask. Providence. 

Power, Coletta A Co., 76 Bockville pi., Brooklyn. 

Prampln Trio, 847 W. 40, N. Y. 

Price, John R., A Co., 211 B. 14. N. Y. 

Prices, The Jolly, Salem, Salem, Mass. 

Primrose, Fred., 876 Wsllahout. Brooklyn. 

Prior A Norrls, Tukwils, Wash. 

Prltskow, Louis, Century Girls, B. R. 

Prosit Trio, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

Pryors, The, 80 No. Main. Providence. 

Psycho, Mile., Gen. Del.. Chicago. 

Pucks. Two, Orpheum, Salt Lake. 

Pudgie A Bmmett. 464 Blewett, Seattle. 

Pullen, Louella, 184 Jefferson, Trenton. 

Pullman Porter Maids, 5th Avende, New York. 

Quaker City Quartet, 408 Macon, Brooklyn. 
Qulgg A Mack. 116 B. 14. N. Y. 

Radford A Valentine. Alhanibra. Paris. 

Rainbow Sisters, Phillips, Richmond, Ind. 

Raleigh A Harrington. 288 Winter, Hageratown. 

Ralston A Son, Bog 641, Patchogne. L. I., N. Y. 

Ramsey Sisters. Orpbeum, Rockford, 111. 

Rastns A Banks, Palace, Darlington, Rug. 

Rawls A Von Kaufman, 315 E. 14, Kansas City. 

Rawson A June, Phoenicia. N. Y. 

Raymond, Ruby, Poll's. Bridgeport. 

Raymond A Harper. 6406 Lexington. Cleveland. 

Ray no's, AL, Bull Dogs, Sbsrptown, Ind. 

Rasarfs. The, 4508 No. 20, Phlla. 

Ray, Fred, A Co., Bennett's, London. 

Raymond. Fredericks, 16 B. 88, N. Y. 

Ray nor. Val., Trans- At Is n tics, B. R. 

Reaves, Roe, Princess, Cleveland. 

Itcded A Hsdley, World Beaters, B. R. 

Reed Bros., Hippodrome, Boston. 

Reed, John P., Lyric, Lincoln, Neb. 

Reed A St. John. 454 Manhattan. N. Y. 
, Rejrnl Trio, 116 W. Washington, pi., N. Y. 

Rego. Jlinmle, Scenic, E. Boston. 

Redford A Winchester, Poll's, Waterbury. 

Reld Sisters, 58 Broad. Elisabeth. 

Reld, Lilian, A Co.. 272 B. 85. Chicago. 

Reed A Earl, O. IT.. North Platte, Neb. 

Reed, Harry L., Washington, Buffalo, lndef. 

Reeves, AL, Reeves' Beadty Show, B. R. 
Reeves, A If.. Poll's, Bridgeport. 

Reeves, Billy, Poll's, Bridgeport. 

Remington, Msyme, Shea's, Buffalo. 

Rennee Family, Majestic, Little Bock. 

Reno, Geo. B., A Co., Empire, London, Eng. 

Reno A Bigar, Barnum A Bailey, C. B. 

Reno. Mile., A Co., Kankakee, 111. 

Renshaw, £..:, Majestic, La Sslle, 111., lndef. 

Iteiizt'tta A Lyman, Trocadero, B. R. 

Revere A Yulr, Champagne Girls, B. R. 

Reynsrd. A. D.. Alf. T. Wheeler's. C. R. • 

Reynard, Ed. F., Hammersteln'a, N. Y. 

Reynold*, Abe, Miss N. Y., Jr., B. R. 

Rhodes A Eugel, 223s Chsuncey, Brooklyn. 

Rice, AL, 202 Springfield. Newark. 

Rice & Cohen, Orpheum, Des Moines. 

Rice. Fa.uiy, Vaudeville, Dayton, 0. 

Rice, True, 1223 State, Milwaukee. 

Rice A Elmer, 843 E. 142, N. Y. 

Rice A Prevoet, Hippodrome, Cleveland. 

Rice & Welters, Boston Belles, B. R. 

Richard*, Chris., Empire, Hoboken. 

Richo Duo, Lyric, Hot Springs. 

Richards, Greet, Colonial. Norfolk, Va. 

Riley, Frank, Orientals. B. R. 

Riccobon's Horses, Ringllng Bros., C. R. 

Richards & Grover, 27, Bijou, Dubuque, la.. 

Rtnaldos, Tbe, 40 W. 20, N. Y. 

Ring ft Williams, 102 Liberty. Baltimore. 

Rio, Adolpb, 222 B. 14, N.x. 

Rltter A Foster, Putney, London, Eng. 

Rlvsrds, Three, 888 Scribner, Grand Rapids. 

Roattlno A Stevens, Keith's Philadelphia. 

Roberts, Four, G. O. H., Grand Rapids. 

Roberts, Signs, Merced, Cal. 

Robisch A Childress, Orpbeum, Newark, O. 

Robinson A Grant, 206 8th Ave., N. Y. 

Robinson, Tom. Scrlbner's Big Show, B. R. 

Roby, Dsn, 1553 Brosdwsy, N. Y„ 

Roche. La Belle, Mile.. Ringllng Bros., 0. R. 

Rock A Fulton, Maryland, Baltimore. 

Rockaway A Conway, Majestic. Des Moines. 

Roethlg. Henry. 8t. Charles Hotel. Chicago. 

Rogers A Evans. Bijou. Qulncy, 111. 

Rogers, Mr. A Mrs. Robt.. 121 W. 42. N. Y. 

Roltare, 28 W. 83. N. Y. 

Roraola, Bob, Bijou, Davenport, la., lndef. 

Rooney A Bent, G. O. H., Pittsburg. 

Rooney, Katie, 807 N. Patterson Pk., Baltimore. 

Rome, Mayo A Jolllet, Grand, Nashville, Tenn. 

Romalne, Anna, Lid Lifter*, B. R. 

Romanhoffs. Tbe, 133 17th, Wheeling. W. Va. 

Ronaldos. The, Family, Mollue, 111. 

Rooney Sisters, 807 N. Patterson Pk., Baltimore. 

Bona, Bessie. Boston Belles, B. R. 

Roscoe A Sims, Rents-flantley, B. R. 

Ross A Lewis, Grsnd, Stockton, Eng. 

Rohk A Vsck, Garrick, Norristown, Pa. 

Rose, Elmer, French Mslds, B. B. 

Rosso A Slmms, Bowery Burlesqueri, B. R. 

Rousek, Jsck, Air-Dome, Leavenworth, lndef. 

Rowland, 127 W. 27, N. Y. 

Royal Musical Five, Majestic, Milwaukee. 

Royce Bros., 9th A Arch, Museum, Phlla. 

Ryno A Bmerson, Continents 1 Hotel, Chicago. 

Russell. Fred. P., 486 W. 136, N. Y. 

Russell. Fred., Bowery Bnrlesquers, B. R. 

Russell A Davis, Idle Hour. Atlanta, lndef. 

Ryan A Richfield, K. A P. 5tb Ave., N. Y. 

Ryan, Nan. A Co., 1858 Broadway. N. Y. 

Ryan A White. 504 B. 168. N. Y. 

Ryan. Zorella A Jenkins, Barnum A Bailey, 0. R. 

Sada-Carmen Slaters, Barnum A Bailey, 0. R. 

Salamonskl, E. M., Prof., Barnum A Bailey, C. R. 

Snndwinas, The, Temple, Detroit. 

Salmo, Juno, Keith's, Providence. 

Sat tier, Chan., Lady Birds, B. R. 

Sanford A Darlington, 2422 So. Adler, Phlla. 

Salvall, Crescent, Cbampalgn, 111. 

Salvaggls, 5. Miss N. Y.. Jr., B. R. 

Sampson A Douglas, Pantage's, Seattle, lndef. 

Samson, Doc, Coburn Greater Minstrels. 

Sandow A Lemper t. Orientals, B. R. 

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Sawyer, Harry Clinton, Lyric, San Antonio. 

Saxtou A Somen*, 119 E. 14, N. V. 

Senear Trio, Bijou, Jackson, Midi. 

Schack, Nat, Crescent, I'ensacola. 

Scliade, F., Ring Hug Bros., C. B. 

Scbepp, U rover, Kolllckera, B. B. 

Scbuater, Milton, Palace, Boston, indef. 

Scott, Bdouard, Grand, Beno, Nev., ludef. 

Scott, Mike, 228 Third, N. ¥. 

Scott A Wright, Hathaway 's. Lowell. 

Seahury A Wllkie, Elite, Bristol, Tenn. 

Sears, Gladys. Parisian Belles, B. It. 

Sears, Wlutergardeu, Berliu. 

Seftoo r Harry, Phillip's, Richmond, Ind. 

Segulu, Wood, Eugenia, 2314 Hollywood, Toledo. 

Semon, Chas. F., Mary Anderson, Louisville. 

Semon Trio, Revere Hoase, Chicago. 

8eymour Sisters, 1940 Nicholas, I'hila. 

Seyoos, The, Parisian Belles, B. R. 

8badle, Frank, Singling Bros,, O. R. 

Shannons, Poor, Saratoga Hotel, Chicago. 

Sharp*, Dollle, Family, Pottsvllle. Pa., indef. 

Shsrocks, The, Olympic, So. Bend. 

Sbaws, Aerial, Rlngllng Bros., O, B. 

Shsyne A King, 119 B. 14. N. Y. 

Sherman A Fuller, 868 N. 8, Reading, Pa. 

Sheer, Bessie, 212 Woodward, Detroit. 

Shlpp, Julia, ft Edward, Barnura ft Bailer, 0. B. 

Shlrbart, Anson, Crystal, Detroit, Indef. 

Stooer. Willie. 220 K. 89. N. Y. 

Sbrodea, Chas. ft Alice, Cook's, Rochester. 

Sle Hsssn Ben All, Lana Villa, Gooey Island. 

81mms. The Mystic, Box 309, Dobba Ferry, N. X. 

Stelnert ft Thomas, 120 W. 186, N. T. 

Sieger, Lillian, Harry Bryant's, B. B. 

Sidman, Sam, 8111 Qulncy. Cleveland. 

Sldonne ft Kellie, 424 B. Chicago Are., Chicago. 

Silver, Mr. ft Mrs., Grand, Reynoldsville, Pa. 

Silver Stars, 51 Hanover. Boston. 

Simpsons, Musical, Crystal* Colorado Springs. 

Six English Belles, Gay Morning Glories, B. B. 

"Six Little Girls and a Teddy Bear," Keith's. 

Slneay's Dogs ft Cats, 101 W. 40. N. T. 
Smlrl ft Kessner. 229 W. 88. N. Y. 
Smith ft Convey, Trans-Atlantlcs, B. B. 
Smltbe, Aerial, Rlngllng Bros., O. R. 
Smith ft Arsdo, 8th Ave., N. Y. 
Smith Bros., 08 Hswthorne, Hsrtford. 
8medley ft Arthur Co., 231 W. 88, N. Y. 
Smith, Wm. M., Broadway Gaiety Girls. B. R. 
Smith ft Brown, Morning Glories, B. B. 
Smythe, Wm. H., Gay Morning Glories, B. B. 
Snyder ft Buckley, Orpheum, Salt Lske. 
Sommers A Storke, Ideals, B. B. 
Somen, Zalmar, Pst White's Gaiety Girls, B. B. 
Some Quartet, Merry Maidens. B. B. 
Sonnett. Annette, City Sports, B. B. 
Soper, Bert, Star, Altoons, Pa., Indef. 
Bonder, Pearl, Rlngllng Bros.. C. B. 
Spencer. Lloyd, Lyric, Houston, Indef. 
8plssel Bros, ft Msck, G. 0. H.. Syracuse. 
Spooler, Lew H., Empire, B. R. 


Sprsgne ft Dixon, Revere House, Chicago. 
Stafford ft Stone, Temple, Alton, 111. 
Stanford, Billy, 214 Clymer. Beading. 
Stanley. B., Barnum ft Bailey, C. B. 
Stanley, Mr. ft Mrs. W. H., 448 Centre, Brooklyn. 
Stanley, Minna, City Sports, B. B. 
Stanton ft Sandberg, 711 Orch., Chicago. 
Starr, Carrie, Brigadiers, B. B. 
Steger, Julius, ft Co., Orpheum, Sslt Lake. 
Sterns, Al.. 131 W. 26. N. Y., care of Ward. 
8tevena, Leo, Washington Society Girls, B. B. 
Stevens ft Boehm. 826 B. 14, N. Y. 
Stewarts, Muslcsl, Bohemians, B. B. 
Stewart ft Desmond, 14T W. 142. N. Y. 
Stewart, Harry. Rose Sydell, B. B. 
Stephens, Harry, 27, Shea's, Buffalo. 
Stickner, Emms, Singling Bros., C B. 
Stlekney. Miss B., Bsrnum ft Bailey, C. B. 
Stlckney'a Pony end Dogs, Hempstead, L. I. 
Stickner, Robert. Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 
Stlrk ft Dsn, 28 Hancock, Brockton, Mass. 
Stone, Wizard, Empire, Bradford, Eng. 
St. Elmo, Leo, 1563 Broadway, N. Y. 
St. Onge Bros., 22 Portland, Worcester. 
Strickland, E. C, E. Greenwich, R. I. 
"Stunning Grenadiers," Msrylsnd, Baltimore. 
Stuart ft Keeley, 822 College, Indianapolis. 
Stuart. J. Francis. 214 No. 8, Philadelphia. 
Sturgia, Ida, Imperials, B. B. 
Stutsman & Crawford, 1653 Broadway, N. Y. 
Sullivan, W. J., Bijou, Jamestown, N. D., Indef. 
Sullivan Bros., 6 So. High, Millford, Mass. 
Sully ft Phelps, 2829 Bolton, Pblla. 
Summers ft Winters, 6309 Prairie, Chicago. 
Sunny South, Empire, Manchester, Eug. 
Sutcllffe Troupe, Hippodrome, London. 
Sutton ft Sutton. High School Girls, B. R, 
Sweet, Eugene, 26 Cherry, Providence. - 
Sweeney, John S., 452 Turner, Allentown, Pa. 
Kwor Bros., Colonial, N. Y. 
Sylow, Barnum ft Bailey, C. R. 
Sylows, The, Parlsiau Belles, B. B. 
Sylvan ft O'Neal, World Beaters, B. R. 
BraSOnds. Jack. Empire, Snn Jose, Cal. 
Symplioula Muslcsl Trio, 20 N. Jefferson, Dayton. 

Tanean, 10 Central, Brooklyn. 

Tanka, Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Taylor, Tell, La Salle, Chicago, Indef. 

Taylor, Ella, French Maids. B. B. 

f egge ft Daniel, 2148 No. Robey, Chicago. 

Tempest Trio, 124 Boneau, Jersey City. 

"Ten Dark Knights," May 11, Proctor's, Newark. 

Tenors, Four, Pat White's Gaiety Girls. B. B. 

That Quartette, K. ft P. 5th Ave., N. Y. 

Thayer, Joe, Ashmont House, Lynn. 

The Quartette, Troctor's, Troy. 

Thomas, David, care of Moyer, Atlanta. 

Thompson ft Carter, City Sports, B. B. 

Thompson. Harry, 112 Covert. Brooklyn. 

Thompson Sisters, Lyric, Ottawa, 111. 

Thome. Mr. ft Mrs., Hotel Braddock, N. Y. 

Thropp, Clsrs, Star. Seattle. 

Tlddlewlnks ft Dugan, 608 Hudson. N. Y. 

Tlerney. Belle, 74 N. Main, Woonsocket, R. I. 

Tlerney ft Odell, Bijou, Duluth. 

Tlnney, Frank H.. 812 Moore, Pblla. 

Toledo, Sydney, Family, Mahoney City. Pa. 

Tom Jack Trio, G. O. H., Indianapolis. 

Toys, Musical, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Torcat, Orpheum, Yonkers. 

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Trlllers. The, 840 B. 20. N. Y. 

Troubadours. Three, 226 Park, Newark. 

Truesdell, Mr. ft Mrs., G. O. H., Syracuse. 

Trocadero Quartet, Dixieland, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Tully, May, 27 W. 84, N. Y. 

Tumour, Jules, Singling Bros., C. B. 

Tnrpln, Ben. 810 B. Superior, Chicago. 

Tyce, Lilian, Orpheum, Boston. 

Tyroleans, Fourteen, Pantage's, Vancouver, B. C. 

Ullrich, Frits, 200 W. 44. N. Y. 

Drms Sisters, Bsrnum ft Bsiley, C. R. 
Usher, Claude ft Fsnnle, Poll's, Hartford. 

Vagges, The 4, Green, Aubnrn, N. Y. 

Valdare ft Varno, 175 S. Lake, Aurora, IU. 

Yalmore, Mildred, Toreadors, B. B. 

Van Eppes, Jack. 15 W. 04. N. Y. 

Valolse Bros., Orpheum, Mansfield, O. 

Valveno Bros.. 107 E. 31, N. Y. 

Valveno ft La More, 20, Tacoma, Boston. 

Van, Billy, Majestic. Johnstown. 

Van Cleve, Denton ft Pete, 236 B. 14, N. Y. 

Van Dorn ft McOUl. 241 Henward. Brooklyn. 

Van, Gofre ft Cotrely. Columbia, Cincinnati. 

Van Hoven, Boswell, Ind. 

Vsn Lee, Jsmes, Yankee Doodle Girls, B. R. 

Vsu, Miss M., Rlngllng Bros., C. R. 

Vardaman, 270 W. 89. N. V. 

Vardelles, The, Sans Soucl, 111.; Tsmps, Fls. 

Vsrdon, Perry ft Wilbur, Crackerjacka, B. B. 

Variety Quartette, Moonlight Maids, B. R. 

Vests, Nettle, Bennett's, Hamilton. , 

Veds ft Qulntarow, Globe Hotel, Bellslre, O. 

Vedmsrs, The, 749 Amaterdam, N. Y. 

Verdi Musical Four. 48 W. 28, N. Y. 

Vermette Carpottle Trio, 451 Breboeuf. Montreal. 

Verna Belle, 836 Beaum, Somervllle, Mass. 

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Voelker, Mr. ft Mrs.., Chase's, Washington. 

Von Dell. Harry, 14th street, Indef. 

Vynos, The. 300 W. 31. N. Y. 

Wshlnnd, Tekela Trio. 206 W. 22, N. Y. 

Waldorf ft Mendex, 110 Green, Albany. 

Walton, Irving R., Irwin's Majesties, B. B. 

Waller ft Maglll. 102 7th Ave.. N. Y. 

Walters, Harry, Majestic, Houston. 

Walker, Nella, Olympic, Chicago. 

Walsh, George, Toreadors, B. B. 

Walsh-Lynch ft Co., Irwin's Big Show, B. B. 

Walton, Miss ■., Bijou, Winnipeg. 

Ward ft Sheppell, Trocadero, B. B. 

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Wards, The, Rlngllng Bros., C. B. 

Wsrnsr, Stanley M., 126 W. 112, N. Y. 

Watson ft Little. Sol W. 11?, N. Y. 

Walton, Fred, ft Co., Olympic, Chlcsgo. 

Walton, Bert & Lottie, 27, Grsnd, Butte. 

Ward, Klare ft Co., Lynn, Msss. 

Wstson Slaters, Irwin's Big Show, B. B. 

Ward Trio, 040 32, Milwaukee. 

Warren ft Brockway, Bellly ft Woods, B. B. 

Waters, Jsmes R., Vanity Fair, B. R. 

Wangdoodls Four, Vanity Fair. B. R. 

Warner ft Lokewood, 1553 Broadway, N. Y. 

Washer Bros., Osklsnd, Ky. 

Washburn, Blanche, Broadway Gaiety Girls, B. B. 

Waterbury Bros, ft Teuiiy, Shea's, Torouto. 

Watson. Jos. K., Rolllckers. B. R. 

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Webb, John L., Brigadiers, B. R. 

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Webb. Mabel. Pat White's Gaiety Girls, B. R. 

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Welch, Geo.. Poll's. Bridgeport. 

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Wentwortb, Bose. Singling Bros., C. B. 

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West ft Benton, Oak Park, Sacramento, Indef. 

Wesley ft White, Smith Ave.. Corona, L. I. 

West, Harry, Washington Society Girls, B. B. 

West, Ed., Parisian Belles, B. B. 

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lantic City. 

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Wills A Hassan, Proctor's, Newark. 

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The act with a story, the act with a lot of real novelties, the act with a hundred laughs (when the audiences are human). You have 
seen a lot of boys. See MISS VAN SICLEN play one! THE FIRST OF ALL THE "COLLEGE" ACTS from which so many recent 
ones have gotten ideas. 

P. S. — The above is a polite way of letting down choosers easy. Permanent Address: 125 W. 116th Street, New York City. 

West and Van Siclen were warmly received. Theirs is entirely different from the usual run of musical acts, and excellent comedy is furnished